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News \ 25 Apr 2022
AJ Park’s continued recognition for expertise
AJ Park and its talented specialists are regularly recognised on the local and international stage for their leadership and contribution to the intellectual property (IP) industry. In this update we highlight some of the recent awards and accolades the firm and its individuals have received.
News \ 21 Apr 2022
World Intellectual Property Day 2022
World Intellectual Property (IP) Day is an annual celebration of IP's role in stimulating innovation and creativity.
News \ 8 Mar 2022
Q&A with Thomas Huthwaite, recently named in NZ Lawyer’s Rising Star List
Thomas Huthwaite was recently named in NZ Lawyer’s Rising Star List. He is a talented lawyer and emerging leader in the IP litigation space. With an impressive resume, Thomas has represented clients at all levels of the New Zealand Courts from High Court through to Supreme Court, and the New Zealand and Australian Intellectual Property Offices. He has represented clients before the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre, and the New Zealand Dispute Resolution Service.
News \ 8 Mar 2022
Celebrating International Women’s Day with Dr Andrea Dickens, AJ Park Managing Director
As a woman in leadership, AJ Park Managing Director Dr Andrea Dickens is all too familiar with the biases faced by women both in the workplace and broader society. Having held several management positions at AJ Park over the past two decades, Andrea draws on her experience in the legal industry to drive meaningful change for the firm’s people and clients. As a leader with employee engagement close to her heart, the management style within the firm has morphed into what it is today - transparent, open and authentic - with her at the helm.
News \ 4 Feb 2022
Our talented women working at the intersection of law and science
To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2022, we spoke to Dr Nikki Templeton, Dr Briar Dominick and Dr Victoria Argyle who work at the intersection of science and law. With three PhDs from three, these women continue to make waves in the world of IP.
News \ 27 Jan 2022
AJ Park promotes three talented IP specialists to Associate
We are delighted to announce the promotion of three members of the AJ Park team to the role of Associate, with effect from 1 January 2022. Please join me in congratulating Ashleigh Ooi, Dr Paul Renwick and Rachel McIvor for their promotions, recognising their development and our appreciation of their contribution to the firm.
News \ 18 Jan 2022
Q&A with Amanda Griffiths, recently named in NZ Lawyer’s Elite Women List
Amanda Griffiths was recently named in NZ Lawyer’s Elite Women List for ‘making great strides in shaping a new future for the legal sector’.
She was appointed as the Trade Marks Practice Group Leader (PGL) on 1 July 2020, in recognition of her people leadership skills and outstanding reputation as a practitioner. Amanda is AJ Park’s first woman in this role and leads a team of 60 staff across the Auckland and Wellington offices.
Characteristically humble about her accomplishments, Amanda has also been recognised as a leading lawyer by several publications, including IP’s Top 250 Women in IP 2021, Managing IP’s IP STARS list as a Trade mark star 2021 and The Legal 500's Asia-Pacific 2021 guide and elite 'leading lawyers' list.
News \ 18 Nov 2021
Another successful year for AJ Park at the New Zealand Law Awards
We are thrilled to announce that AJ Park has been named Intellectual Property (IP) Specialist Law Firm of the Year and an excellence awardee for the…
News \ 3 Aug 2021
AJ Park’s continued recognition for excellence and expertise
We’re pleased to be named amongst the very best in the most recent rankings for Best Lawyers, IAM Patent 1000, Managing IP and WIPR Leaders These accolades highlight the expertise of our people in their fields and the excellence that they deliver to their clients.
News \ 19 Jul 2021
Congratulations to our IP experts on the rise
We are pleased to announce the promotion of two senior associates to principal, the most senior role within the firm.
News \ 1 Jul 2021
Propelling our brand into the future with the launch of our new visual identity
AJ Park is thrilled to launch a new visual identity, which supports our reputation as one of the top IP firms in the region and our continued focus on being the most responsive and progressive firm with deep technology and intellectual property (IP) law expertise.