Special Counsel, Auckland

Hamish Selby

Hamish Selby


Hamish specialises in intellectual property and has extensive experience advising clients in New Zealand, Australia and overseas.  He has over 15 years experience in the field.

Hamish advises on the identification, development, protection, registration, use, commercialisation, enforcement and management of intellectual property rights and portfolios, including trade marks, registered designs, copyright, patents and domain names.

He acts in non-contentious, contentious and transactional intellectual property matters.

Hamish has a wide array of clients across the business spectrum ranging from individuals, small-medium business, large companies to multi-national companies. 

Hamish’s approach is to understand his clients, their businesses and objectives so he can provide clear, practical and tailored advice to align with their needs.

Work highlights

Advising on all aspects of intellectual property matters

including trade marks, copyright, registered designs, patents, domain names and confidential information

Managing intellectual property portfolios in New Zealand and overseas

Clearing, applying for, prosecuting and registering trade marks

in New Zealand, Australia and overseas

Advising on trade mark disputes and oppositions

including appearing before the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand

Recovering domain names on behalf of rightful owners

from cybersquatters using New Zealand’s administrative Dispute Resolution Service

Acting for Colgate-Palmolive and its subsidiary Hill's Pet Nutrition

regarding all New Zealand trade mark matters, including trade mark clearance, trade mark registration and portfolio maintenance and management and its subsidiary Hill's Pet Nutrition

Alternate contacts

John Glengarry

Partner, Auckland
Patent Attorney | Trade Marks Attorney | Notary Public

John specialises in intellectual property law and has extensive experience in New Zealand and overseas. John's practice covers the…

  • DDI +64 9 357 9391
  • M +64 21 678 198


Philip Wood

Partner, Auckland

Philip specialises in providing commercial, IT, telecommunication, media and television/film sector advice including strategic advice…

  • DDI +64 9 357 9385
  • M +64 21 624 356