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JACK OLIVER-HOOD

COMMERCIAL 

LITIGATION

& INTELLECTUAL

PROPERTY SPECIALIST

ABOUT

Jack has been practising dispute resolution since 2013. He began as a clerk to the Chief Justice of New Zealand, Hon Helen Winkelmann, while her Honour was Chief Judge of the High Court. He also clerked for Hon Mark Cooper, Judge of the Court of Appeal. ​ 

Since 2015, Jack has practised as a barrister focusing on commercial litigation and intellectual property. He was previously a full-time junior to Andrew Brown QC before entering practice on his own account in October 2020.

Jack's practice focuses on acting as sole and junior counsel in commercial disputes.

 

His areas of expertise include alleged breaches of contract, tort, equity and Companies Act matters. He also has a particular interest in competition & antitrust matters.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICES

Jack provides legal advice to companies and individuals on the full range of commercial law and intellectual property issues. Amongst many others, he has advised industry leaders in the pharmaceutical, energy, medical device, alcohol & beverage and fitness businesses.

Jack has managed complex High Court litigation from initial client meetings to drafting pleadings, interlocutors, evidence and submissions.

 

He has expertise in conducting High Court trials as well as appeals before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Jack regularly acts in proceedings before the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand in relation to applications for trade marks and patents and associated matters. He also provides advice to New Zealand and international clients on how best to manage and protect their IP rights.

TRADE MARKS

Jack has acted on behalf of large New Zealand and international clients to protect their trade mark rights from infringement. He has sought and defended interim and permanent injunctive relief intended to prohibit business competitors from infringing rights in trading names.