Jason is an experienced intellectual property litigator. As a member of the Auckland Litigation Team, his practice includes patent infringement, trade mark opposition, validity and infringement, copyright infringement, copyright licensing, counterfeiting, trade secrets and restraints of trade, patent opposition, misleading and deceptive conduct, domain name disputes, mediation and general commercial disputes.
Jason is passionate about pursuing his clients’ interests and is comfortable with technical subject matter. He has appeared as counsel in the trade marks and patent offices, District Court, High Court, and Court of Appeal.
Jason also advises on legislative compliance, and general commercial matters, including branding, intellectual property licensing, and manufacturing, supply and distribution agreements. He has extensive experience in securing the registration of trade marks both within New Zealand and in numerous international jurisdictions.Outside of work Jason enjoys spending time with his three kids, listening to good music, eating great food, and playing the guitar.
Jason commenced practice as a litigator in November 2007. He joined James & Wells in mid-2016 after having worked for the previous five years as a barrister employed by one of New Zealand’s leading QC’s in the field of intellectual property. He has also held roles in the litigation teams of two leading Auckland law firms.