National IP firm promotes three

A trademark specialist is promoted to senior associate in Wellington, while a PhD in inorganic chemistry and a neuroscience expert are promoted to associate in Auckland

National IP firm promotes three
Baldwins has promoted three lawyers across its Auckland and Wellington offices.

The intellectual property specialist firm has promoted Kate Giddens, a member of the firm’s trademark team in Wellington, to senior associate. The barrister and solicitor specialises in trademark protection, management, and enforcement, with a particularly high success rate registering challenging trademarks in New Zealand. She acts for clients in a wide range of industries, including the automotive, entertainment, food and beverage, sportswear, and telecommunication sectors.

Promoted to associate in Auckland are Dr Victoria Argyle and Harriet Tregonning. Argyle, who has a PhD in inorganic chemistry, is a solicitor and registered patent attorney. Part of the chemistry and life sciences team, she advises on patent specifications, freedom to operate, patent application prosecution in New Zealand and Australia, and infringement and patentability matters.

Tregonning, who’s also part of the chemistry and life sciences group, holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science (neuroscience) and a master’s degree in bioscience enterprise, which give her commercial grounding when advising clients on prosecution of patent applications and dispute resolution in New Zealand and Australia’s patent offices. Tregonning, who focuses on the biotechnology, agricultural technologies, and animal and human health fields, also advises on patentability and freedom to operate matters.

In April, the firm expanded its partnership to seven when it promoted Andrew Locke, who’s based in Wellington.


Kate Giddens

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