Sophie specialises in intellectual property law and the provision of commercial advice in an IP context. She has extensive experience in New Zealand, Australia, China and internationally.
Sophie’s expertise spans over 17 years and covers the full spectrum of IP, from development and strategy, through to commercialisation and enforcement.
She enables clients in a variety of industries including FMCG, technology, digital and the public sector to recognise and harness their valuable IP. Sophie’s focus is to provide clients with sound advice tailored to their particular needs.
Advising the Manuka Honey Appellation Society
for the benefit of the New Zealand honey industry globally
Advising a variety of clients
to strategically clear pathways for their use and registration of intellectual property internationally
in relation to anti-counterfeiting and strategies for border control
Acting on behalf of international clients
to protect geographical indications
in relation to parallel importation
in relation to novel forms of IP protection for strategic purposes