Kate Giddens

“Kate Giddens is praised for ‘really understanding our requirements and taking the time to understand our business and needs to ensure we have the right trademark coverage, so that we can maintain our competitive advantage’”. – WTR 1000, 2019

Kate Giddens

Senior Associate | Wellington
Baldwins Law Limited

Kate helps local and international clients to protect, enforce and defend their trade mark rights.

Kate specialises in trade mark protection, management and enforcement. She has particular expertise in the automotive, entertainment, food and beverage, sportswear and telecommunication industries.

Before joining Baldwins, Kate worked at the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ), as a senior trade mark examiner.

Kate majored in marketing while studying for her commerce degree and has always been drawn to the intangible aspects of brands and brand culture. Her skills and interests are ideal for work in intellectual property law.

Outside office hours Kate can be found beside a BMX track cheering on her two children who race competitively, or stealing a quiet moment to enjoy a good coffee.

F: +64 4 473 6712
Email: kate.giddens@baldwins.com


  • Strategic planning for trade mark protection
  • Trade mark and brand clearance and protection
  • Trade mark prosecution, including compilation of evidence
  • Fair Trading Act and passing off matters
  • Protection and enforcement of trade mark rights
  • Border protection for trade marks and brands


  • NZLS – New Zealand Law Society – Member
  • IPSANZ – Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand - Member
  • NZIPA - New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys - Associate Member
  • WWLA - Wellington Women Lawyers Association - Member


  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of
    New Zealand
  • 2006 Bachelor of Laws, Victoria University of Wellington
  • 2006 Bachelor of Commercial Administration, Victoria University of Wellington

Awards & Recognition

Legal 500

Rising Star, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2020

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