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John Glengarry

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Partner. Specialises in intellectual property law. For details about John's work highlights see here -


John specialises in intellectual property law and has extensive experience in New Zealand and overseas. John's practice covers the development, clearance, establishment, management, exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property rights. He is experienced in patent, registered trade mark, fair trading, passing off and copyright advisory and dispute work, including litigation. John looks after the worldwide trade mark portfolios of a range of New Zealand businesses and the New Zealand trade mark portfolios of a number of overseas based businesses. John’s clients come from the public sector, food and other FMCG, building, banking, finance, education, tourism, pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, information and communications technology, entertainment, the wine industry and other business areas.


• President, New Zealand Group of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
• New Zealand Law Society (NZLS) Intellectual Property Committee
• Member, International Trademark Association (INTA) Non-Traditional Trademarks Committee


• LLB (Victoria University of Wellington)
• Admitted New Zealand 1986
• Admitted England and Wales 1994
• Admitted Hong Kong 1994
• Registered Trans-Tasman Patent Attorney
• Registered Australian Trade Marks Attorney

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Buddle Findlay is 'excellent - the advice is always prompt and practical'. One client notes that 'this is my go-to firm in New Zealand'. The firm not only handles the IP aspects of large M&A transactions, but also receives a flow of work for blue-chip clients on brand protection and trade mark matters, and its key names include patent attorney, barrister and practice head John Glengarry and newly promoted special counsel Hamish Selby, who are both based in Auckland. Glengarry counts Alibaba Group and British American Tobacco among his clients. Selby conducted pre-filing trade mark searches for Colgate-Palmolive, and frequently advises the client on search, prosecution and registration matters. Philip Wood has more than 20 years' experience in the IP field and frequently provides strategic advice on copyright for clients in the IT, film, television and music industries. In Christchurch, litigator Kelly Paterson's broad practice includes IP disputes. Consultant Andrew Matangi joined Simmonds Stewart. Graeme Hall retired.

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