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Senior Associate

Joanne Dickson

BA LLB(Hons) NZIM DipMgt NZDipBus


P+64 9 977 5223

M+64 21 926 640

Joanne Dickson

Joanne is a senior associate in the firm's commercial litigation group. She specialises in the resolution of commercial and civil disputes, particularly those involving intellectual property issues and commercial contracts.

Joanne regularly appears before the New Zealand courts, and engages in alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation, negotiation and arbitration. She has acted on matters involving, among other things, copyright, trademarks, patents and confidential information, defamation, privacy and data protection, the Fair Trading Act, and ICT and other contractual disputes. She has also delivered seminars on defamation, privacy, and intellectual property law.

Examples of Work

  • SKY Television - High Court litigation and successful resolution with New Zealand media entities relating to their use of SKY’s sports footage
  • National Storage - successfully defending claim brought by National Mini Storage in the High Court concerning the use of the National Storage trading name to promote self-storage facilities in the Auckland self-storage market
  • Ware v Johnson & Ors - defending defamation proceeding brought against second and third defendants
  • Otoy New Zealand - acting for rights holder in respect of successful urgent interim injunction to restrain infringement of copyright in GPU rendering software
  • Nestle New Zealand Ltd v Mars New Zealand Ltd - acting for Mars in proceeding brought by Nestle alleging breach of the Fair Trading Act
  • Radford v Hallenstein Bros - acting for Mr Radford in claim alleging infringement of moral rights (Copyright Act)
  • Pacific Magazines - defending claims for copyright infringement and breach of contract
  • Acted for victim of business email compromise attack which resulted in a debtor paying a significant sum into a third party’s bank account, including providing advice on cyber insurance policy coverage
  • Acted in IT dispute concerning a contract for the build of a bespoke end to end Business Support System/Operations Support System

Other Credentials

  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand - Member