Ben provides assistance to clients on trade mark protection and enforcement matters in New Zealand, Australia and further afield.
Ben works with a range of clients to ensure protection of their brands, as well as helping them to secure trade mark registrations. He also assists clients with trade mark clearance searches, prosecution, opposition, revocation and invalidity proceedings.
Ben has an extensive knowledge of protecting trade marks in overseas jurisdictions and can provide strategic portfolio advice.
Before joining Baldwins (now AJ Park), Ben spent four years specialising in trade marks in the United Kingdom at Barker Brettell and A.A. Thornton & Co. He acted for clients in the sporting, fashion, academic and engineering sectors.
Ben relaxes outside of work by playing and watching sport and also enjoys travelling to new places and cities. Ben has recently trekked the four-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
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Article \ 22 Nov 2021
Trade marks and the metaverse
Recently, Mark Zuckerberg revealed a new, ambitious vision for Facebook. The trillion-dollar social media company would transition to ’a metaverse company’ named ‘Meta’. This move indicates that the metaverse is something to keep an eye on, and it will perhaps play a dominant role in our future. Some are even claiming it is the next version of the internet. However, we will need to wait and see if it reaches these heights.