Congratulations to Amanda Griffiths, Dr Duncan de Geest and Lynell Tuffery Huria who became principals of AJ Park on 1 July 2018.
Amanda, a senior associate in AJ Park’s Auckland trade mark team, joined AJ Park in 2006 and offers expert advice in the areas of branding and trade mark strategy, protection and enforcement. She works with companies and individuals of all sizes across a range of industries, the majority of which operate in the FMCG sector.
Duncan joined AJ Park in 2001 and is a chemist and senior associate in AJ Park’s Wellington life sciences team. His work involves advising clients looking to secure patent protection in fields such as nanotechnology, materials science, medical devices, small-molecule pharmaceuticals, and process technology. Duncan’s clients range from New Zealand companies and research organisations to large research-driven multinationals.
Lynell (Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāruahine, Ngā Rauru), a special counsel in AJ Park’s Wellington trade mark team, is regarded as New Zealand’s leading expert on indigenous rights and Māori IP, and a specialist in IP law in the Pacific Islands. Lynell has built an impressive reputation with her clients, both locally and globally. She is also the Co-Chairperson of the International Indigenous Rights Initiatives and Policy Analysis Subcommittee for the International Trademark Association.
News article edited on 10 September 2018.