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Education and Professional Qualifications:

University of Auckland: LL.B (Hons)

University of Oxford: BCL(First Class)
Rhodes Scholar

Current and Previous Roles:

Queen's Counsel 2002

Currently practising at Bankside Chambers

1978-1998 - Partner, Russell McVeagh McKenzie Bartleet & Co 
1997-1998 - Consultant in Russell McVeagh West-Walker patent attorneys

2016 - Chambers Guide states: "Andrew Brown QC of Bankside Chambers is 'a specialist intellectual property silk,' widely acknowledged by peers to be the leader in that field."

Positions and Affiliations:

Director of Legal Research Foundation since 2014

  • Chair of Experts for New Zealand Domain Name Resolution Service
  • WIPO Domain Name Panellist for UDRP Domain Name Disputes
  • Member of Intellectual Property Committee of New Zealand Law Society
  • Past President of Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)
  • New Zealand Committee member of IPSANZ since 1995
  • Editorial Board of New Zealand Law Review
  • Fellow of Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ)
  • Member of INTA, AIPLA, IBA and AIPPI
  • Assoc. Member NZ Institute of Patent Attorneys

Publications

  • Co-author of Law of Intellectual Property in New Zealand (Butterworths)
  • New Zealand editor of Intellectual Property Reports (LexisNexis Australia)
  • Editor of New Zealand Intellectual Property Reports
  • Intellectual property contributor to New Zealand Law Review
  • New Zealand contributor to IP Forum (quarterly, Australia)
  • Contributor to New Zealand Law Society, IPSANZ and Legal Research Foundation seminars
  • Leading practitioner in the International Who's Who Legal: Patents 2013-2015
  • Leading practitioner in the International Who's Who Legal: Sciences Lawyers 2013-2015
  • Expert Guides (Trade Marks) 2014-2015
  • Expert Guides Patents; Life Sciences & Patent litigation (2014-2015)
  • Advised New Zealand Government on drafting of the Trade Marks Act 2002, Trade Marks Regulations 2003 and the software patent provisions in the Patents Act 2013

Notable Cases

  • Red Bull New Zealand Limited v Drink Red Limited [2016] NZCA 373
  • Honey New Zealand (International) Limited v Director General of the Ministry for Primary Industries [2016] NZCA 141, [2016] NZAR 636
  • Probus South Pacific Limited v Probus New Zealand Inc [2015] NZHC 2250, (2015) 114 IPR 630
  • Copyright Licensing Limited v The University of Auckland & Ors Copyright Tribunal, (2015) 113 IPR 611 CA
  • The Cooperative Bank Ltd v Anderson (2014) 109 IPR 111 (trade mark infringement; passing off);
  • The Coca-Cola Company v Frucor (2013) 104 IPR 432 (shape trade marks; trade mark infringement; passing off)
  • AA Insurance Limited & Ors v AMI Insurance Limited (2011) 95 IPR 633 (trade marks)
  • InterPharma (NZ) Limited v Commissioner of Patents & Ors (2011) 95 IPR 609 (patents)
  • The Zone Corporation Limited v American Express Marketing & Development Corporation Wellington High Court, Dobson J, 7 September 2011 (trade marks; use on internet)
  • The Muir Electrical Company Pty Ltd v The Good Guys Group Limited (No 2) (2011) 91 IPR 673 (trade marks)
  • Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc v Sheppard Industries Limited & Anor [2011] 2 NZLR 242, [2011] 3 NZLR 620 CA (mediation privilege)
  • Phonographic Performances (NZ) Limited v RadioWorks Limited and The Radio Network of New Zealand Limited Copyright Tribunal, 19 May 2010 (copyright; licensing scheme; economic model)
  • Huhtamaki Australia Pty Ltd v Seda SpA Auckland High Court, CIV 2010-485-0509 (patent)
  • Frucor Beverages Limited v Red Bull GmbH & Anor (2010) 88 IPR 198 (passing off; Fair Trading Act)
  • NV Sumatra Tobacco Trading Co v British American Tobacco (2010) 86 IPR 206 CA (trade marks)
  • Carter Holt Harvey Ltd v Weyerhaeuser Ltd Auckland High Court, CIV 2009-485-244 (patents)
  • The Muir Electrical Company Limited v The Good Guys Group Limited Auckland High Court, Lang J, 18 December 2009 (trade marks)
  • Stichting Lodestar v Austin, Nichols & Co Inc (2007) 74 IPR 452 SCNZ (trade marks)
  • DB Breweries Limited v Lion Nathan Limited Auckland High Court, 9 November 2007, Harrison J (passing off)
  • Lennox Hearth Products Ltd v Burley Appliances Ltd CA 702/07 (contractual interpretation)
  • KK Sony Computer Entertainment v Van Veen & Anor (2006) 71 IPR 179 (copyright)
  • EDL Fasteners Ltd & Anor v Allfast Solutions Limited & Anor Auckland High Court, CIV 2006-404-2282 (confidential information; search orders)
  • ABB Ltd & Ors v New Zealand Insulators Ltd (2007) 74 IPR 172 (damages; account of profits)
  • Imax Corporation v Village Roadshow Corporation Ltd HC Auckland CIV 2005-404-003248 (trade marks)
  • Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals Ltd & Or v Eli Lilly and Company & Anor (2005) 66 IPR 661; (2005) 68 IPR 207 CA (patents)
  • Re Pfizer, Inc (2004) 60 IPR 624 CA (patents)
  • Benchmark Building Supplies Limited v Mitre 10 New Zealand Limited (2003) 58 IPR 407 CA (comparative advertising)
  • Copyright Licensing Limited v University of Auckland & Others (2002) 53 IPR 618 (copyright; licensing)
  • Advantage Computers Limited v Advantage Group Limited & Ors High Court Auckland, CL 41/99, 28 June 2002 (trade mark infringement)
  • Advantage Group Limited & Ors v Advantage Computers Limited [2002] 3 NZLR 64 (trade mark infringement)