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Anthony Harper

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CLIENT: Craig Cooper, Director
COMPANY/FIRM: Bach Brewing Craft Beer
TESTIMONIAL: "Anthony Harper's IP team have provided our brand-driven start-up business with commercially pragmatic advice and solutions to deal with unforeseen and challenging IP issues. They have delivered excellent outcomes to large issues and proactively advised initiatives to future proof our ongoing brand development and protection."

CLIENT: Justine Hollows, Acting Company Secretary
COMPANY/FIRM: Auckland Airport
TESTIMONIAL: "Michael and his team are an integral part of many of Auckland Airport’s transactions – not only do we get accurate and expert advice and drafting we need, but we also have the added advantage of Michael’s pragmatic and commercial approach. His ability to see transactions as if he were part of the “in-house” team is testament to his knowledge of our business and his willingness to go the extra mile! We have an extensive number of IP considerations in everything we do and Michael and his team’s legal expertise and relationship skills are essential to, and valued by, us."

CLIENT: Kane Matthews, Finance Director
TESTIMONIAL: "Over the last 18 months we have worked with Michael Moyes and the team at Anthony Harper to successfully protect our brand (wordmark and logo mark) in many jurisdictions. This has been done in most countries under the Madrid Protocol, and several other countries outside of this. We have found this a very successful process and that it has been handled professionally. There has been good transparency in regard to costs, along with advice that has allowed us to make the best decisions along the way. The in-market firms that AH have worked with have all been helpful and effective. We will continue to use Anthony Harper for IP services, and we would recommend others do the same."

CLIENT: Steve Lawrence, Director
COMPANY/FIRM: PKF Corporate Recovery
TESTIMONIAL: "Over the years I have worked closely with Dan Hughes and Lynne Van, mainly in the areas of insolvency. They have both become invaluable solicitors/advisors to my team and I at PKF. Their knowledge, expertise, availability, experience and willingness to ‘go the extra mile’ for us is second to none. They are never too busy to take a call or give immediate advice which is something we often require in the insolvency environment. They are both very commercial and are willing to ‘think outside the square’ which is a refreshing change. I am not only happy to call them my leading advisors, but through our long standing working relationship, they are now friends, which I am both honoured and delighted to say. I would not waver to recommend either one of them."

CLIENT: Mark Williams, COO
COMPANY/FIRM: Nourish Group
TESTIMONIAL: "Michael and his IP team at Anthony Harper have been a great help to the Nourish Group with regards our trademark work over the past year. With their thorough and pragmatic approach we were able to navigate a potentially difficult impediment with one of our trademark applications and are now well positioned with protection for our restaurant brands in the necessary markets we operate in or may look to move to in time. Our dealings are carried out in relatively simple terms despite the somewhat technical nature of IP and Michael is always conscious of achieving cost-effective results in working with us."

CLIENT: Adam Hutchinson, Founder
TESTIMONIAL: "As a new start-up, we had limited experience professionally managing I.P. in preparation for investment. Working with Michael not only gave us the confidence and reassurance we needed, but his professionalism gave us increased credibility in investor meetings. Working with Michael was like having Cus D'Amato in our corner."

CLIENT: Dominque Unkovich, Legal Advisor
TESTIMONIAL: "We chose to work with Anthony Harper’s IP team initially because they were able to provide us with the most competitive pricing for what we were wanting to achieve at the time and it was evident that Anthony Harper is a modern, forward thinking firm which appealed to us as these attributes aligned with our company’s own culture. We continue to work with Michael and his team, not only because they are friendly and approachable, but because they have proved themselves to be cost-effective, diligent, and effective on a variety of IP matters that we have thrown at them. In particular, we have been impressed by the strategic and timely manner in which Michael and his team have helped us to register a large number of global trademarks, as well as assisting us with taking down any copycat IP infringers along the way!”

CLIENT: Jonathan Gardiner, CFO, Lyttelton Port
COMPANY/FIRM: Lyttelton Port of Christchurch
TESTIMONIAL: " As the Chief Financial Officer at Lyttelton Port I have been impressed with the analysis, advice and assistance Anthony Harper has provided to our company. Across a number of transactions critical to our business, they have guided us with pragmatic solutions, good advice and timely assistance."

CLIENT: Troy Kennedy, CEO Mitre 10 Mega
COMPANY/FIRM: Mitre 10 Mega
TESTIMONIAL: "Our fast paced and ever changing business requires dynamic and pragmatic individuals and Karen and Lynne have become trusted advisors to our business. Their technical expertise is well backed by a commercial approach which is important in obtaining the most efficient and successful outcome. I have found the AH team to be extremely responsive. The personal approach the team takes to all matters, combined with a strong depth of knowledge, means well founded advice is never far away. I would not hesitate to recommend the team to anyone wanting quality construction related advice."

CLIENT: Russell Thompson,
TESTIMONIAL: "We value Geoff Hosking and the Anthony Harper team's advice and assistance. We enjoy their support, pragmatic business advice and on-point strategic analysis. Geoff is always willing to help and his commercial focus and clear insights have proved invaluable to us. The team always deliver and I do not hesitate in recommending them."

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