We are thrilled to announce that AJ Park principal Kate McHaffie has been named by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) as one of the Top 250 Women in IP 2019.
This special list, which was launched in 2013, recognises the leading female IP practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year.
The individuals recognised in the Top 250 Women in IP 2019 were selected from MIP’s general IP Stars list for 2019, in which AJ Park was named the only tier 1 firm for New Zealand. Research for IP Stars is carried out over a six-month period by MIP’s team of global researchers, who obtain information from law firms and IP agencies, and their clients, through surveys and interviews. The aspects assessed include expertise, workload, market reputation/track record, outcomes achieved for clients, and unique strengths in a given practice area. During the selection process, MIP also factored in activities in the IP community and corporate social responsibility initiatives.
Kate is one of only three New Zealand women recognised in this year’s Top 250 Women in IP, which is a testament to her outstanding work and global reputation in IP litigation and dispute resolution.
We congratulate Kate on this incredible achievement.