Consultant, Auckland

Patent Attorney | Trade Marks Attorney | Notary Public

John Glengarry

John Glengarry (3)


John specialises in intellectual property law and has extensive experience in New Zealand and overseas.

John's practice covers the development, clearance, establishment, management, exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property rights.  He is experienced in patent, registered trade mark, fair trading, passing off and copyright advisory and dispute work, including litigation.

John looks after the worldwide trade mark portfolios of a range of New Zealand businesses and the New Zealand trade mark portfolios of a number of overseas based businesses.

John’s clients come from the public sector, food and other FMCG, building, banking, finance, education, tourism, pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, information and communications technology, entertainment, the wine industry and other business areas.

John is registered as a Patent Attorney in New Zealand and Australia and as a Trade Marks Attorney in Australia.  In addition to his leadership roles with NZLS, INTA and APAA, John is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys (FNZIPA) and a member of Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ).

John leads our national trade marks group and is a co-leader of our intellectual property team.

  • Immediate Past President, New Zealand Group of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
  • New Zealand Law Society (NZLS) Intellectual Property Law Committee
  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA) Anti-Counterfeiting Committee

Work highlights

Acting for Active Manuka Honey Association

in successful legal proceedings for enforcement of unregistered trade mark rights in the term UNIQUE MANUKA FACTOR for manuka honey

Acting for Freightways Express

in successful legal proceedings for enforcement of registered trade mark rights in relation to the PARCELINE trade mark for courier services

Acting for Ngāi Tahu Tourism

in successful legal proceedings for enforcement of unregistered trade mark rights in red coloured jet boats

Anti-counterfeiting advice and strategies

including filing and maintaining Customs' notices and direct action against unauthorised importers and sellers

Performing trade mark portfolio management services

for various clients 

Advising clients

on brand creation and trade mark clearance