Charlotte is a partner in our intellectual property team. She helps clients identify, protect and commercialise their intellectual property, and resolve IP disputes.
Charlotte advises government entities and businesses in New Zealand and internationally on a wide range of intellectual property issues, including trade marks, copyright, domain names, designs and patents. She is one of the few lawyers in New Zealand with expertise in plant variety rights.
Charlotte can help you to identify and register your intellectual property and make sure you have the right to use it. She can also help you develop a strategy to commercialise your IP through licensing or franchising, or by selling your business. She often advises clients on the IP issues associated with social media and advertising campaigns.
Charlotte has many years of experience in resolving intellectual property disputes. She advises on parallel importation issues.
She can help you enforce your IP rights or defend you should your right to use IP be challenged.
Charlotte is a member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand, and the International Trade Marks Association.
She is also a registered patent attorney and an Australian registered trade mark attorney.
Charlotte is the managing partner in our Wellington office – one of only a handful of female managing partners in New Zealand.
1997 (Registered Patent Attorney)
Charlotte has advised: