Rosemary Wallis

RosemaryWallisweb 2012
Phone: +64 9 359 7733
Fax:+64 9 373 2123
Position: Baldwins Intellectual Property - Partner
Position: Baldwins Law Limited - Director
Office: Auckland
Qualifications: BA, LLB (Hons), MComLaw (Hons), DipJourn
Keys Registered Patent Attorney and Barrister & Solicitor NZ Registered Patent Attorney & Legal Practitioner Australia
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Rosemary joined the litigation and commercial team in the Baldwins Auckland office in 1999. She has been a partner of the firm since October 2002. She works primarily in the area of dispute resolution across all areas of intellectual property.

Rosemary works on patent, copyright, trade mark and design disputes, litigation and oppositions and provides advice on the commercialisation of intellectual property.


Rosemary’s expertise spans both the dispute resolution area of intellectual property and broader based litigation and licensing and contracting resulting from the development and exploitation of intellectual property rights. She is a registered patent attorney in both New Zealand and Australia. This enables her to bring complementary skills to her practice in both of these areas. She has also been engaged in branding and trade mark protection and has an interest in sports law.

Additional Experience

Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Employment Law


IBA (International Bar Association) - Former Senior Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Section
INTA (International Trade Marks Association)
IPSANZ (Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand) - Treasurer
LESANZ (Licensing Executives Society of Australia and New Zealand)
NZIPA (New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys)
NZLS (New Zealand Law Society)
ADLS (Auckland District Law Society)


1999  Master of Commercial Law (Hons) - University of Auckland
1989  Bachelor of Laws (Hons) - University of Auckland
1975  Diploma in Journalism - University of Canterbury
1974  Bachelor of Arts - University of Canterbury


  • Successfully defended first patent summary judgment case in New Zealand
  • Qualified as registered patent attorney
  • Prepared franchise agreements for new franchise systems


Individual Awards & Recognition

2014 Asia IP Experts - Trademark, Enforcement, Patents

Asialaw Profiles, 2014
Best Lawyers, 2014

ManagingIP 2014 IP Star
MIP 2012

Who’s Who Legal, 2014

WTR 1000, 2014
WTR 1000, 2013

Asia law Leading Lawyers 2014

Asia law Leading Lawyers 2014




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