Intellectual Property Bundling
This seminar will discuss the practice of strategically bundling various forms of complementary Intellectual Property to create a strong IP portfolio and facilitate commercialisation of research and innovation.
Using examples from current efforts to protect the term ‘Manuka’, you will learn about the various collaborative mechanisms, how they have been licensed within the Manuka Honey industry and what strategies are currently being deployed.
About Our Speakers:
Ian Fletcher is Advisor on Intellectual Property to the UMF Honey Association and the Manuka Honey Appellation Society. Ian is best known in New Zealand from his time as Director of the GCSB from 2012 to 2015. But his experience is more than that – as a trade negotiator for the EU, as Chief Executive of the UK Patent Office, and as Director-General of the Queensland Department of Economic Development – a version of MBIE – Ian has developed an unrivalled set of skills in regulation, and organisational management. Ian is now the Managing partner in InPhySec Security Ltd, a leading New Zealand cyber security firm.
Partner (Intellectual Property) and Patent Attorney, Buddle Findlay
John Glengarry specialises in Intellectual Property law and has extensive experience in New Zealand and overseas. His practice covers the development, clearance, establishment, management, exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property rights and he is experienced in patent, registered trade mark, fair trading, passing off and copyright advisory and dispute work, including litigation. John is President, New Zealand Group of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) and Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) Anti-Counterfeiting Committee.