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Areas of Practice

Jane has experience in all areas of IP including patents, trade marks, designs, copyright, confidential information and plant variety rights.

  • IP planning and advice on the methods available for the protection of IP
  • Identification of IP assets
  • Searching for prior IP
  • Advise on freedom to operate – the ability to operate without infringing IP
  • Review of IP portfolios
  • IP portfolio management
  • Drafting and filing of patent specifications,
  •  Preparation and filing of design applications,
  • Brand selection and availability for registration
  • Filing of trade mark applications
  • Validity and infringement advice of all types of IP
  • Drafting and recording assignments
  • Filing overseas applications and management of overseas IP
  • Advice on third party claims regarding infringement
  • Advice on ownership of IP
  • Drafting of ownership agreements
  • Renewing  IP in New Zealand and overseas
  • Bringing and defending oppositions to patent and trade mark registration
  • Bringing and defending proceedings before the High Court.

Jane provides a practical and commercial approach leading to straight forward advice.


Pairman IP Limited  •  PO Box 33252  •  Christchurch 8244  •  New Zealand  •
Mobile. +64 21 810 724