Tonia is a member of the Hamilton Trade Marks team. Her practice includes all aspects of branding and trade marks, including brand availability searching, portfolio management, prosecution and enforcement, intellectual property strategy, copyright, e-commerce and domain names.
Tonia has experience working in a number of sectors, but has a particular interest in celebrity name protection, entertainment & media, food and beverage and the Indigenous Rights of Maori and Pacific People.
Outside of her work as a Senior Associate, Tonia likes to renovate character homes, garden and go gliding.
Tonia has a strong commercial practice, including due diligence in commercial transactions, confidential information, and trade secrets as well as expertise in doing business in Australia, United Kingdom and Europe
Prior to joining James & Wells, Tonia was the lead associate in the intellectual property team at a large commercial firm.