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Anthony Harper

LEVEL 6, CHORUS HOUSE, 66 WYNDHAM STREET, AUCKLAND 1140, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 9 920 6400
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Fax +64 9 920 9599
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Web:
www.anthonyharper.co.nz
Auckland, Christchurch

Michael Moyes

Tel:
Work +64 9 920 6474
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Anthony Harper

Work Department

Intellectual Property and Technology

Position

Partner - Intellectual Property and Technology

Career

Michael has a wealth of experience in intellectual property protection, exploitation, transfer and enforcement with leading firms in Australia (Clayton Utz, Sydney) and New Zealand (Chapman Tripp, and James & Wells).

His practice covers non-contentious and contentious Intellectual Property – including Trade Marks, Copyright, Sponsorship, Information & Communications Technology, Franchising, Innovation, and IP Commercialisation. Michael advises clients in a broad range of industries and market sectors – including technology/IT, media, telecommunications, energy, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), food and beverage, liquor, retail, advertising and marketing, fashion, publishing, automotive, banking and financial services, entertainment, agriculture, horticulture, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, building, education, and health and aged care. Michael is also highly regarded in IT – negotiating and documenting software development, software/platform-as-a-service, maintenance and support, managed services, and significant technology implementation projects.

Michael is recommended as being 'competent, efficient and commercial' and praised for giving his 'clients confidence'  in the 2016 Asia Pacific Legal 500 Directory. His work with BurgerFuel and XtendLife Natural Products is particularly noted. Michael was also recognised in the 2016 Chambers and Partner's Directory for 'his ability to provide commercially focused advice in a way that our staff can understand and relate to'. In particular his work for 'Auckland International Airport on the negotiations for the provision of key operating systems and on-going service support', was noted.

He was also part of the award winning team, advising the GFG Group shareholders on their sale to Wirecard, picking up the trophy for 'Mid-size Deal of the Year' at the 2015 New Zealand Law Awards.

Chambers Asia-Pacific has selected Michael as a ranked lawyer, identifying him as one of the best lawyers in the field of Technology Media & Telecommunications. 

He was recognised in the NZ Lawyer magazine's 2016 hot list as one of the country's top thirty lawyers. The list showcases those lawyers who have stood out from their peers and made a significant contribution to the country's legal landscape.

Michael joined Anthony Harper in 2012 and established the firm's Intellectual Property team as a market-leader and is also highly regarded in IT – negotiating and documenting software development, software/platform-as-a-service, maintenance and support, managed services, and significant technology implementation projects.

Michael maintains a broader corporate/commercial practice spanning a broad range of industries and market sectors – including technology/IT, media, telecommunications, energy, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), food and beverage, liquor, retail, advertising and marketing, fashion, publishing, automotive, banking and financial services, entertainment, agriculture, horticulture, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, building, education, and health and aged care. He is well known for his commercial acumen and an ability to simplify complex IP issues, providing clarity, pragmatic business-focussed solutions and guiding clients to the best outcome.

Languages

English

Member

Project Management Institute of New Zealand (PMINZ) Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ) International Trademark Association (INTA)

Education

Auckland University: Bcom Bond University (Australia): LLB University of London: LLM


New Zealand

Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Michael Moyes - Anthony Harper

Within: Intellectual property

Anthony Harper is known for ‘superb service and high-quality advice’. Auckland-based Michael Moyes leads the practice and provides ‘excellent advice and commercial strategies’. Associate Jullion Nelson Parker plays a major role in the team and is ‘very strong technically and practically’. Corporate and commercial partner Chris Dann in Christchurch is also heavily involved in IP matters. The team’s highlights included advising franchise company Burger Fuel International on the management of its global IP portfolio, which included the filing of numerous Madrid applications to extend its worldwide reach. Moyes also acted for New Zealand Comfort Group in a cross-licensing arrangement with a research division of Massey University regarding existing intellectual property with the aim of creating pressure sensor technology for the retail sector. Pacific Valley Foods and Hilton Haulage are also clients of the firm.

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TMT

Within: Leading individuals

Michael Moyes - Anthony Harper

Within: TMT

Anthony Harper is ‘excellent – good value for money, very responsive and able to take a good commercial view that is not too legalistic’. The firm is known for its expertise in projects involving systems development, procurement and implementation and supports clients such as Panasonic NZ and food company Goodman Fielder. The ‘very smartMichael Moyes leads a team that provides ‘helpful and useful advice with pragmatic and sensible recommendations’. Last year, corporate partner Chris Dann advised First Credit Union on the implementation of a new core banking system supplied by fintech company Finzsoft. The firm also counts Auckland International Airport, Mercedes Benz, Panasonic and Goodman Fielder among its clients.

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