Your intellectual property (IP) is what distinguishes your business from your competitors. Whether it is your trade secrets, logo, inventions or creative processes, protecting your IP is vital so that it is not copied or misused. There are several ways you can mitigate this risk.

  • Trade Marks: The best way to protect your logo, colour scheme, slogan or even distinctive sound, is by registering a trade mark. LegalVision’s intellectual property lawyers can assist you with: 
    • trade mark registrations in New Zealand and overseas;
    • defending a trade mark opposition;
    • responding to opposition against your use of certain marks;
    • renewing New Zealand trade marks; and
    • lodging a trade mark infringement.
  • Patents: If you have created or invented something new and useful, a patent may protect your IP. LegalVision’s patent lawyers can step you through the process, and help you prepare confidentiality agreements where needed.
  • Contracts: When you hire employees, suppliers or partners, there is a risk that they will take your trade secrets and processes with them when they leave. Here, well-drafted employment contracts and confidentiality agreements are essential. 

LegalVision’s experienced lawyers will assist you in determining the best, most cost-efficient way of protecting your intellectual property. Call us today on 0800 005 570 or complete the form on this page.

Our Services

Trade Marks

We can assist you register your trade mark in New Zealand and overseas, defend a trade mark against opposition, respond if there is opposition, renew a trade mark and lodge a trade mark infringement.


Our lawyers and patent attorneys can help you register your patent by searching, filing a provisional application, filing a complete specification, assisting with examination as well as grant and renewal.

Brand Protection

Whether you are looking for legal advice on designs, copyright, domain names, licensing or enforcement, our intellectual property lawyers can ensure your brand is protected in New Zealand and globally.

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