OUR PEOPLE

TONY PIETRAS

tony@ajpietras.com

Tony has law and science degrees obtained from Victoria University of Wellington. His work embraces virtually all areas of intellectual property including drafting applications for protection, enforcing intellectual property rights, mounting challenges to the validity of intellectual property, strategic planning, freedom to operate investigations and licensing.   Tony has appeared as counsel in intellectual property cases before IPONZ, IP Australia, the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

VINCENT POWELL

vincent.powell@ajpietras.com

Vincent has both law and arts degrees obtained from Victoria University of Wellington and is registered as a lawyer. Vincent’s work is primarily in the areas of obtaining patent and trade mark protection, defending and challenging intellectual property rights through the New Zealand and Australian Registry systems, running due diligence investigations and licensing.  Vincent has appeared as counsel in intellectual property hearings before IPONZ, IP Australia and the High Court.

FARAN SHAHZAD

faran@ajpietras.com

Faran has law and science  degrees obtained from the University of Otago.  His work is focused on patents, trade marks and designs, including drafting patent, trade mark and design applications and prosecuting them through to registration.  His work also involves providing opinions on IP validity and infringement, due diligence investigations and handling transfers of IP rights.

JACOB PIETRAS

office@ajpietras.com

Jacob has a communications degree obtained from Auckland University and Technology.  His work involves client liaison, brand use investigations, client reporting, filing intellectual property applications and handling renewal of trade mark, patent and design rights.