Our Structure

Baldwins is the trading name for two separate entities:

  • the patent attorney firm, Baldwins Intellectual Property, which generally speaking, provides patent and intellectual property services; and

  • the law firm, Baldwins Law Limited, which generally speaking, provides litigation, commercial, and other legal services.

The purpose of this structure is to ensure that we comply with the requirements of the appropriate legislation and codes of conduct for New Zealand and Australian registered patent attorneys, and New Zealand lawyers. The applicable code(s) of conduct will depend on the qualification(s) and employment status of the partner and professional staff you are dealing with.

The majority of our partners are dual-qualified as New Zealand lawyers and registered patent attorneys in Australia and New Zealand, and are members of Baldwins Intellectual Property as well as directors of Baldwins Law Limited.

Baldwins Intellectual Property - Partnership

  • Penny Catley
  • Wes Jones
  • Chris Way
  • Andy Locke

Baldwins Law Limited - Directors

  • Penny Catley
  • Wes Jones

Our registered patent attorneys and professional staff who are employed by Baldwins Intellectual Property may provide services on behalf of Baldwins Intellectual Property, Baldwins Law Limited, or both. Similarly, our lawyers and professional staff who are employed by Baldwins Law Limited may also provide services on behalf of Baldwins Law Limited, Baldwins Intellectual Property, or both.

If you would like clarification on the qualifications and employment status of any partner or professional staff member you are dealing with, please ask that person directly, view their professional profile on our people search, or contact our General Manager, Gay Rankin.

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