Date posted: 13/04/2022

Location: Auckland or Wellington

Work type: Permanent, full-time

Role type: Associate

We are seeking a motivated and experienced solicitor with 4+ years PQE to join the litigation practice at AJ Park. We have two roles available - one based in our Auckland office and the other based in our Wellington office.

Associates at AJ Park help clients to navigate the best path to enforce their intellectual property (IP) rights or assist them in dealing with any challenge by third parties involving IP rights.

You will have exceptional communication skills, with the ability to think commercially and critically when providing advice for clients.  You will exhibit a strong commitment to your own professional development and expanding your IP expertise. 


The Role


  • Prepares opposition, revocation and Court pleadings/evidence
  • Researches and prepares opinions
  • Provides general advice with regards to IP matters
  • Prepares and argues cases at IPONZ, IP Australia, or in Court
  • Assists in Court litigation, including briefing of witnesses
  • Prepares client correspondence and interacts with clients


  • Meets financial targets – day book, WIP, debtors, billable and non-billable hours


  • Proactively manages client relationships
  • Provides guidance to junior and assistant team members

Marketing and business development

  • Acts as an ambassador for the firm, contributing to business development and building the AJ Park profile.
  • Authors articles on relevant topics, presents at relevant industry events where required


What’s in it for you?

  • Great salary package
  • Competitive incentive plan
  • Wellness benefit
  • Medical insurance
  • Hybrid working
  • Social club
  • Fresh fruit delivered daily and weekly morning tea
  • Collaborative and inclusive culture
  • Central city location

You will have the opportunity to work across different levels in the organisation and make an impact with the work you will be doing.  You will have exposure to some fascinating subject matter created by some brilliant and creative minds in different industries.

If you’re looking for an interesting opportunity that offers growth and career development and has a great culture, then this is the role for you.


Who are we?

AJ Park is the IP Firm of choice in New Zealand.  We support our clients with intelligent action and are well respected both within the patent profession and the clients we work with.

We offer a rewarding career, community and team spirit and opportunities to develop technically and personally.

Find out more about us here.

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