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Special counsel appointed to co-lead intellectual property group

February 22, 2019


Partners Anne Callinan, Richard Watts
Special Advisors Sarah Chapman

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Sarah Chapman has been appointed as a special counsel in our leading intellectual property group.

She will co-lead the intellectual property group, with Richard Watts, and has over 20 years’ experience in intellectual property law. Listed as a "Next Generation Lawyer" in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific rankings, Sarah specialises in advising local and international clients on trade mark law, including portfolio management, registrability, infringement and licensing.

Chair, Anne Callinan, is delighted to appoint Sarah to a leadership role within the wider intellectual property, sports, sales and marketing team.

“Sarah’s reputation as a leading lawyer and trade mark law expert will strengthen the high standing of our team”, says Callinan. “The more junior members of the team are sure to benefit from her strong mentorship skills.”

Sarah is on the New Zealand committee of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ) and graduated from University of Auckland with a BA/LLB.