Andrew specialises in intellectual property, information and communication technology (ICT) and commercial contracts. He advises New Zealand and multinational companies and public sector entities on trade mark, registered design and copyright issues, including the availability for use and registration of trade marks and designs, the prosecution of applications, trade mark licensing, portfolio management and the prosecution and conduct of trade mark proceedings. He also advises clients on intellectual property dispute resolution, including trade mark and copyright infringement, passing off and Fair Trading Act issues.
Andrew manages and maintains the New Zealand trade mark portfolios of WWF - World Wide Fund for Nature, British American Tobacco Group and Colgate-Palmolive Company. Andrew also provides trade mark services in a range of south pacific nations, including Samoa and Tonga.
Andrew advises on ICT law including procurement processes, negotiating and documenting system acquisitions and upgrades, outsourcing, software development, telecommunications services and provision of ICT services including hosting and support arrangements.
Andrew provides ICT advice to private and public sector clients, including New Zealand Police, The National Library of New Zealand, Ministry of Social Development, Statistics New Zealand, Landcorp Farming, Archives New Zealand, New Zealand Customs Service and Electricity Authority.
Andrew is also a member of our company and commercial teams and has more than 20 years expertise in drafting, reviewing and negotiating a broad range of commercial contracts, including IP exploitation arrangements, joint ventures, supply of services agreements, franchise agreements, sponsorship agreements and distribution arrangements.
Away from the office Andrew enjoys music and has an unfeasibly large collection of digital music, CDs and "records". He is married to Leanne and they have 2 sons, Duncan and Alex.
- LLB, BCom University of Canterbury