As a commercial lawyer, Rumbie works with a broad client base to safeguard their intellectual property (IP) through IP licensing and advising on IP ownership and strategy. She also provides general company advice. Her clients range in size and work across a range of industries.
Rumbie’s role involves preparing and drafting a variety of agreements and contracts such as confidentiality agreements, ICT and software procurement contracts, supply and distribution agreements as well as general company documents such as shareholder and director resolutions.
Rumbie has experience working across the various types of intellectual property (IP) from trade marks and designs, to copyright and patents. Having previously supported clients with filing applications and filing oppositions, her IP experience provides an advantage to her commercial work.
Since being admitted in 2020, Rumbie has had experience in both a specialist IP firm and a local firm providing business legal services.
Outside of the office Rumbie enjoys spending time with friends and family by visiting art galleries and museums, going to brunch or shopping. She also spends time going to the gym, reading, or adventuring around the beautiful walking tracks in Wellington.
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Article \ 6 Oct 2023
How is traditional Māori knowledge recognised within New Zealand’s IP…
Mātauranga Māori is a term that appears in government policy and is apparent in Treaty Claims and some legislation. Here we consider how certain New Zealand intellectual property laws expressly recognise and respect aspects of Māori culture and traditional knowledge, and what additional steps could be taken to further protect taonga works and mātauranga Māori from inappropriate or offensive use by third parties.