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Anthony Harper

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Auckland, Christchurch

Michael Moyes

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Anthony Harper

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Intellectual Property and Technology


Partner - Intellectual Property and Technology


Michael leads our national Intellectual Property and Telecommunications, Media & Technology teams. He has a wealth of experience in intellectual property protection and commercialisation, software and systems development implementation and support, e-commerce business, privacy, energy, sponsorship, food regulation and product labelling. 

Michael advises clients in a broad range of industries including TMT, energy, 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 works collaboratively with other specialists within the firm to provide a cohesive, flexible and responsive service to clients.

Michael is ranked as a leading Individual across both his practice areas of IP and TMT in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide.




Project Management Institute of New Zealand (PMINZ) Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ) International Trademark Association (INTA), Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection (GDPR)


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 in Auckland climbs the ranking having invested in its IP practice with the hire of heavyweight litigator and IP strategy partner Mark Gavin, who joined from Hudson Gavin Martin. He brings more than 30 years' experience to the practice, which handles the full range of IP transactions, commercialisation, trade marks, disputes and enforcement, data protection and privacy matters. 'The service has continued to be first class', says one client, who describes Gavin as 'very smart, a really top litigator who is very commercial, timely and provides excellent advice'. Practice head Michael Moyes is 'technically very astute and commercially very savvy' and senior associate Jullion Nelson Parker is 'commercially aware and client-focused'. Moyes advised Canadian technology provider Nureva on the expansion of its core brands into New Zealand, and advised Ripponvale Limited on negotiations with Rippon Limited to enable it to continue trading under its core brand. Mercedes-Benz, Burger Fuel and EziBuy are also among the firm's clients.

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Within: Leading individuals

Michael Moyes - Anthony Harper

Within: TMT

From the practice at Anthony Harper, clients receive 'very pragmatic and commercially astute advice - and fast turnaround'. The team is led by IP and TMT partner Michael Moyes, who is noted for 'giving clients confidence and reassurance'. His recent work includes working with senior associate Jullion Nelson Parker for The Sticky Handshake on the start-up of its business in New Zealand and Australia, which is built around a technology platform for small businesses and sole traders to access an online business networking community. They also assisted LifeLot with the development and implementation of its online digital safe, which is an after-life-planning tool and highly secure personal database for personal, digital, medical and legal information. The firm also counts LexisNexis, food company Van den Brink Group, Lyttelton Port Company and payments system provider Wirecard among its clients.

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