AJ Park’s continued recognition for excellence and expertise

News  \  25 Nov 2021

We’re pleased to be named amongst the very best in the most recent rankings for Asia IP Patent Survey, Best Lawyers, IAM Global Leaders, IAM Patent 1000, IAM Strategy 300, 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.


Asia IP Patent Survey 2021

The results of the 2021 Asia IP Patent survey have been revealed, highlighting Asia's leading patent firms. AJ Park is pleased to be the only New Zealand firm recognised in the list this year. 

Best Lawyers 2022

Congratulations to Anton Blijlevens, Hadleigh Brown, Damon Butler, Natalie Harre, Sarah Harrison, Tim Jackson, Paul Johns, Wes Jones, Duncan Schaut, Margot Smith, Victoria Watts, Chris Way, Matt Adams, Michael Brown, Penelope Catley, Teresa Griffiths, Mark Hargreaves, Andy Locke, and Chris Ross, who have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the list of the Best Lawyers in New Zealand. This places our people amongst an ‘elite field of top lawyers and firms’.

IAM Global Leaders 2022

Anton Blijlevens, Principal, is one of three New Zealanders named in the 2022 edition of IAM Global Leaders Guide! The guide highlights leading practitioners for their expertise and experience, as well as their ability to innovate and inspire. Only individuals ranked in the gold tier of the Patent 1000 are considered for this guide, which is a great accomplishment.

IAM Patent 1000 2021

AJ Park has been listed as a leading firm for patent litigation, patent prosecution and patent transactions in the 2021 edition of the IAM Patent 1000. The firm is described as “an unstoppable force and the country’s largest IP practice by a wide margin”. The guide also highlights Anton Blijlevens, Michael Brown, Matt Adams, Mark Hargreaves, Hadleigh Brown, Chris Way, Andy Locke, Wes Jones and Paul Jones on the list of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2021.

IAM Strategy 300 2021

Three of our principals have been named in the 2021 edition of IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists. Anton Blijlevens, Anton Gibson and Mark Hargreaves have been recognised as possessing “world-class skills in the development and roll-out of strategies that maximise the value of patents, copyright, trademarks and other IP rights.” This is a testament to their expertise and the time they take to understand their clients’ business needs and strategy.

Managing IP's Rising Stars 2021

Senior Associates, Kate Giddens, Matthieu Mouscardes and Thomas Huthwaite have been named in Managing IP's Rising Stars publication for 2021. They were among 11 New Zealand based experts recognised as some of the best up-and-coming IP practitioners in private practice. Managing IP have now released all of their firm and individual rankings for the 2021 edition of IP STARS.

World Intellectual Property Review - WIPR Leaders 2021

Anton Blijlevens nd Penelope Catley have been named in the 2021 list of WIPR Leaders. This is a fantastic achievement and places them amongst 1,700 lawyers globally who have been highlighted for their expertise across the patent, trade mark, and copyright practices.