Intellectual Property

Providing specialist advice and advocacy on cases involving claims relating to:

  • Trade Marks
  • Copyright
  • Passing off and breach of the Fair Trading Act 1986
  • Registered Designs
  • Patents
  • Domain Name Disputes
  • Customs border protection notices and enforcement
  • Trade Secrets & Confidential Information
  • Plant Variety Rights
  • Parallel Importation


Alex McDonald has over 25 years’ experience acting for clients in a wide range of industries on matters involving trade mark and copyright infringement, domain name disputes, passing off and breach of the Fair Trading Act, misuse of confidential information and Plant Varieties Act disputes. Alex also has expertise in acting for clients in successfully defending Fair Trading Act prosecutions by the Commerce Commission.

She is an experienced social media lawyer acting for clients in the online environment including intellectual property aspects of social media and online marketing.