About Us

Our mission is to help you achieve and maintain a commercial advantage by protecting, developing, commercialising and enforcing your intellectual property assets.

Protecting innovation for more than 120 years

Established in 1896, Baldwins is one of Australasia’s leading intellectual property law firms. Based in New Zealand with offices in Auckland and Wellington, we serve clients in New Zealand, Australia and throughout the world.

Our clients include solo-inventors, start-up ventures, research institutes, government agencies, small and large Australasian businesses and multinational corporations.

When you engage with us, we will work with you to understand your wider strategic and commercial objectives and provide pragmatic cost-effective advice specific to your needs. 

Highly qualified and experienced people

Managing intellectual property successfully requires a depth of technical skill, legal expertise and business acumen. Baldwins has four partners and more than 30 intellectual property professionals with advanced academic qualifications and extensive practical experience in science, technology, business and the law.

Our specialists are registered patent attorneys in New Zealand and Australia and/or admitted barristers and solicitors in New Zealand. We also have intellectual property professionals with Australian, European, and UK qualifications and experience, both as patent attorneys and lawyers.

Each of our partners leads a team that is focused on a primary area of intellectual property, such as patents, trade marks and designs which are strongly supported by our dispute resolution and commercial practice.

We tap into the diversity of our people to create multi-disciplinary pools of knowledge and experience, enabling us to successfully address a breadth of complex intellectual property issues in the most comprehensive and cost-effective way.

A comprehensive range of services

We offer a complete spectrum of services for the protection, development, commercialisation and enforcement of your intellectual property, including:

  • patents
  • trade marks
  • designs
  • copyright
  • plant variety rights
  • domain names
  • marketing and consumer law
  • border protection
  • confidential information and trade secrets
  • intellectual property due diligence and audits
  • litigation and dispute resolution
  • commercial contracts and agreements.

We use leading technology and intellectual property management software systems that provide excellent reporting and individualised invoicing capabilities.

We also have the capability to offer more flexible solutions, whatever your intellectual property requirements may be, including in-house training programmes as well as professional staff secondment.

Please contact us for more information. Together we will make sure your intellectual property portfolio is comprehensive, fit for purpose and well managed.

Our People

Meet our partners

  • Wes Jones
    Partner, Auckland

  • phone +64 9 359 7747
  • phonelink_ring+64 21 666 703
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  • Penny Catley

  • phone
  • phonelink_ring+64 21 660 645
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