Leighton Cassidy is a Partner
in our Trade Mark and Brand Protection team. Leighton is qualified as a
lawyer in both New Zealand and England & Wales.
Leighton’s practice includes world wide trade mark
registration, protection, enforcement, exploitation and
commercialisation, settlement and co-existence agreements,
appearing at hearings before the UK-IPO, appeals to the High Court,
international trade mark filing, prosecution and clearance,
registered and unregistered design
rights, bringing and defending trade mark oppositions,
invalidity and revocation actions. Leighton has a wealth of
international experience in many jurisdictions including
States, South America, Middle
East, Far East, Australasia and the BRIC countries.
Leighton has also practiced in the areas of commercial and
intellectual property law and his expertise includes the drafting
and negotiation of franchise, licence, confidentiality,
distribution, sale and purchase, joint venture and other commercial
agreements, advising in relation to repudiation, breach and
cancellation of contracts, share and asset divestiture and
acquisition, intellectual property and corporate due diligence.
Leighton advises clients in the retail, financial
institutions, technology &
communications, energy, life sciences, hotels
& leisure, media, sport, transport and
hotels & leisure sectors.
Leighton is a regular speaker at our IP Crammers and has also
written for Trademark World and the World Trade Mark Law