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Mark Gavin

Partner at Hudson Gavin Martin

Auckland, New Zealand

About Me

I am a litigator who also advises on all aspects of intellectual property including copyright, passing off, Fair Trading Act and trade mark infringement (including anti-counterfeiting), as well as brand protection and development. I also have expertise in consumer law, advertising, food and privacy law.Before forming Hudson Gavin Martin, I spent twenty one years at Russell McVeagh, fourteen as a litigation and advisory partner specialising in intellectual property and consumer law. 

I act for a number of leading New Zealand and international clients dealing in such diverse areas as FMCG, liquor, the fashion and advertising industries, manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies.

Specialties:Intellectual property, advertising law, food and medicines law, branding and trade marks, privacy law, Fair Trading and consumer law generally

Mark Gavin's Passles

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Is Uber's self-driving car about to stall?

Technology company Uber's dream of bringing self-driving cars to the world looks like it has hit a major IP speed bump.  Apparently...

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A Kiwi Summer infringement?

The classic kiwi summer. The classic kiwi bach. Classic copyright infringement ... or not? For an IP lawyer Christmas delivered up an...

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Predictive text joke, but an interesting question!

I just read this article about a Professor from Canterbury University who as a joke wrote an entire paper using Apple auto-complete which...

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Too much pedal to the metal!

The Australian Advertising Standards Bureau has recently upheld a complaint against an advertisement for the Bentley Continental GT Speed...

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