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What We Do

We help Technology, Media and IP-centric businesses with all their corporate and commercial advisory and dispute resolution needs.  We also help general businesses with the Technology, Media and IP-related issues they face.

Here’s what we do.

Technology

  • Software licencing
  • Hardware and firmware acquisition
  • Support and maintenance
  • Development (including app and game development)
  • System implementation / integration (including ERP, CRM and POS systems)
  • ‘as a Service’ services (software, platforms, infrastructure), and cloud computing
  • Other outsourcing and managed services
  • Escrow arrangements
  • Strategic alliances and teaming
  • e-Commerce and online services
  • Cyber-security

Communications and Data

  • Telecommunication – traditional, digital
  • Network build and rollout
  • Collocation arrangements
  • Roaming arrangements
  • Customer and supplier contracting
  • Interconnection
  • Data carriage
  • Spectrum auctions and licencing
  • Satellite
  • Dark fibre and capacity supply arrangements
  • Data warehousing access and sharing
  • Data platform creation, data mining

Intellectual Property

  • Trade marks – strategy, advice, registrations (NZ and Australia)
  • Copyright, including ‘industrial copyright’ (NZ and Australia)
  • Patents – strategy and advice (NZ and Australia)
  • IP infringement – advice, enforcement, dispute resolution
  • Anti-counterfeiting and border enforcement
  • Brand development and brand strategy advice
  • Advertising – copy approval and compliance with ASA / ASB Codes and other regulatory requirements

IP Strategy

  • Bespoke IP strategy services, taking account of all available and relevant IP rights:
    • Understanding the existing business, the innovation and the relevant commercial landscape
    • Identifying relevant IP assets, traditional and non-traditional (eg first mover advantage, customer base ownership and control, data ownership)
    • Assessing ability to operate in the market (including ‘freedom to operate’ and other competing IP rights assessments)
    • Formulating commercial appropriate and practical IP strategy.
  • Assistance with IP strategy implementation

Media

  • Digital media and content development
  • Social media platforms
  • Gaming, gamification and transmedia
  • Content production and licencing
  • Talent acquisition and management

Commercial

  • Supply, manufacture, reseller and distribution arrangements
  • Consultancy services
  • Confidentiality and non-compete arrangements
  • Sponsorship
  • Franchising
  • Research and development
  • Business process outsourcing
  • Publishing, recording and production
  • Pharmaceutical trials
  • Event management
  • Procurement

Corporate

  • Company establishment and structuring
  • Shareholders’ agreements
  • Sale and acquisition of businesses
  • Joint venture arrangements
  • Business investment and capital raising
  • Employee equity participation schemes
  • Commercialisation of technology
  • Organisational structures
  • Due diligence
  • Corporate governance
  • Administrative law
  • Insolvency

Consumer Law

  • Consumer law advice (NZ and Australia)
  • Sales promotions
  • Privacy issues
  • Data use
  • Terms of trade, website access
  • Disputes and enforcement

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Commercial litigation (including IP, technology and shareholder disputes)
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • IP tribunal hearings (IPONZ, IPA, Copyright Tribunal)
  • Urgent relief action (including injunctions, search and freezing orders)

Regulatory Compliance

  • Regulatory investigations (including Commerce Commission)
  • Code Compliance
  • Provision of compliance programmes and training
  • Cartel conduct
  • Misuse of market power
  • Merger clearance
  • Structuring of collaborative activities / joint ventures