Jacqui Symonds

Jacqui Symonds

Senior Associate
Trade Marks
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Overview

Jacqui assists clients in a broad range of trade mark related matters including availability and registrability searching, filing, prosecution, oppositions, portfolio management, and advice on the enforcement of trade mark and common law rights. She also assists clients with business names, domain names, designs, and patent related matters.

Jacqui represents clients from all industries and is dedicated to understanding her client’s commercial goals. She provides strategic advice on her client’s IP portfolio and IP strategy as a whole in order to achieve commercially relevant outcomes.

Prior to joining Fisher Adams Kelly (now Spruson & Ferguson), Jacqui spent 3 years working as a Scientist and Project Manager at a company specialising in the development of biomedical technologies for wound healing, tissue repair and cell culture applications.

Jacqui also brings experience in the field of life sciences, including immunological and cell biology research for skin cancer. Additionally, Jacqui has worked as a Medical Scientist in a histopathology laboratory where she was involved in specimen collection and processing, tissue staining, embedding and sectioning, immunohistochemistry and frozen section processing.


Jacqui Symonds's Insights
Recent updates to New Zealand Trade Marks Guidelines: Ownership and Divisionals
Ownership: Don’t underestimate the importance of nominating the correct trade mark Applicant! IPONZ has recently updated its practice guidelines on Section 32(1) of the Trade Marks Act 2002, which relates...
Ownership: Don’t underestimate the importance of nominating the correct trade mark Applicant! IPONZ has recently updated its practice guidelines on...
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Avoiding Trade Mark Infringement in Search Engine Optimisation
For most businesses, the prominence of their website in search engine results has become an important part of their marketing efforts. The incentive to be featured above competitors is...
For most businesses, the prominence of their website in search engine results has become an important part of their...
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