The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Buddle Findlay

PWC TOWER, 188 QUAY STREET, AUCKLAND 1010, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 9 358 2555
Fax:
Fax +64 9 358 2055
Email:
Web:
www.buddlefindlay.com

John Glengarry

Tel:
Work + 64 9 357 9391
Email:
Web:
www.buddlefindlay.com/
Buddle Findlay

Work Department

Intellectual property

Position

Partner. Specialises in intellectual property law. For details about John's work highlights see here - www.buddlefindlay.com/people/john-glengarry.

Career

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.

Member

• 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

Education

• 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


New Zealand

Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

John Glengarry - Buddle Findlay

Within: Intellectual property

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.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments in New Zealand

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • Consultation announced on a proposed Medicinal Cannabis Scheme

    ‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčThe Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced it is consulting on a proposed Medicinal Cannabis Scheme.
  • Supreme Court rules that insurance reinstatement rights cannot be assigned

    ‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčThe Supreme Court in Xu v IAG New Zealand Ltd has ruled by a 3:2 majority that, under an IAG house insurance policy, homeowners cannot assign their right to reinstate to a subsequent purchaser of the house. Homeowners must undertake the reinstatement themselves, and if they do not, the right to claim the cost of reinstatement under the insurance policy is lost.
  • The Zero Carbon Bill - a closer look

    ‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčThe long-awaited "Zero Carbon Bill" was finally released¬†on 9 May, but despite being greeted by considerable media interest there are a number of significant issues that have yet to come to the fore.
  • A link tax in New Zealand?

    ‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčA controversial payment to publishers for content in Europe has implications for New Zealand ‚Äď despite escaping mention in a recent paper that set out the key issues for review for our own copyright laws.
  • News media exemption under the Privacy Act: now a matter of "responsibility"?

    The role of the news media as the "eyes and ears" of the public, and the corresponding right of such news media to be exempted from the Privacy Act 1993 ( Privacy Act ), is entrenched and well accepted. However, the extent to which the news media exemption applies to non-traditional forms of "news" published by "civilian journalists", such as online commentary and blogs, is a hotly debated subject.
  • Derivatives Margin Bill a step closer to becoming law

    ‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčIn an article in February this year, we reported on the introduction into Parliament of the Financial Markets (Derivatives Margin and Benchmarking) Reform Amendment Bill (the Bill ).¬†
  • Climate-related risk highlighted in Reserve Bank Act review

    The role of the Reserve Bank in assessing and responding to the risks climate change poses to financial stability features in the current consultation on New Zealand's financial policy framework. Inclusion of climate change as part of the wide-ranging review of the Reserve Bank Act is further evidence of the growing trend towards climate-related risk reporting and disclosures.
  • Taxation of the Digital Economy: update

    ‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčIn early June¬†the Government released a d‚Äčiscussion document on New Zealand's options for taxing the digital economy.¬†
  • Who reads online terms, and does it matter? Lessons from the US

    ‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč"Any internet user knows, website terms and conditions are burdensomely long. One rarely reads the fine print when they create a social media account, buy an e-book or movie, use a ridesharing service, or download a mobile app."
  • Mandatory reporting requirements soften in Privacy Bill

    The Privacy Bill began its second reading before parliament on Tuesday 18 June. The proposed legislation is set to reshape the privacy landscape and bring New Zealand in line with global trends.