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NZer Appointed to Aussie Attorney Standards Board


The Honourable Ian Macfarlane, the Australian Minister for Tourism Industry and Resources has appointed a New Zealander, Julie Ballance, to the Australian Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys.

Julie is a senior partner in the Wellington office of the leading intellectual property and patent attorney firm, Baldwins.

The appointment reflects the fact that under trans-Tasman mutual recognition legislation
most New Zealand patent attorneys are now registered to practice in Australia.

Her appointment is for a three year term.

Chairman of Baldwins, Colin Hadley, said today: “this is an exciting development for the patent attorney profession in New Zealand, for our firm and for Julie who will bring to the table her expertise and credentials in intellectual property. She will be a voice for New Zealand in the Australian profession”.


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