Jane Glover Barrister – Mediator – Adjudicator

About Jane Glover


DSC_0190I am a barrister practising from Sangro Chambers in Auckland.  I have specialised in intellectual property litigation and commercial disputes for over 20 years.

Intellectual property experience

I have extensive specialist expertise in relation to intellectual property disputes, both as an advocate and adjudicator. I was an Assistant Commissioner of Trade Marks and Patents with the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) from 2013 until returning to private practice in 2019. In that role, I regularly decided cases about registrability of trade marks and patents, trade mark similarity and related matters such as applications for revocation and declarations of invalidity.

I have been a member of the Copyright Tribunal since 2012, and determined the first case file-sharing infringement case when its jurisdiction was expanded. I am currently Deputy Chair of the Copyright Tribunal, although this does not affect my ability to advise and act on copyright infringement matters.

Community and pro bono

I have been a trustee of the Waiheke Budgeting Service since 2016. I act on pro bono and reduced-fee terms (on a case by case basis) for community groups and individuals who are unable to afford private client rates.

Background and qualifications

I graduated from the University of Auckland with an LLB (Hons) and BA in Japanese in 1999. During my undergraduate degree I received various university prizes including F W de la Mare Memorial Prize for top Part III law student 1997-1998 (awarded biennially) and senior prizes in law and Japanese. I completed a first class Master of Laws at the University of Auckland in 2012. I am currently enrolled in a Postgraduate Diploma in Bioethics and Health Law at the University of Otago.

I began my legal career with Russell McVeagh, and then spent two years working as a junior barrister for Andrew Brown QC. I spent two years at Ashurst in London and practised as a barrister from 2006 until 2011.

In addition to regularly attending seminars and conferences relating to IP and litigation, I have completed various advanced advocacy courses including the NZLS Expert Witness course (2018), the Resolution Institute’s 5 day course on mediation (2017) and the Australian Bar Association’s Advanced Advocacy 1 week residential course (2010).

Seminars and publications

I am frequently invited to present conference papers and seminars on intellectual property matters.  Recent presentations include:

  • “A Spotlight on Trade Mark Opposition Procedures” (Legalwise Trade Marks and Commercial IP Protection conference, Auckland, 2019)
  • “Section 40: Are we following Europe or not?” (IPTA annual conference, Gold Coast, Australia, 2019)
  • “Patent support, sufficiency and a change of direction” (IPSANZ Auckland and Wellington, 2019)
  • “Copyright law in New Zealand” (PRINZ webinar, 2019)
  • Panel discussion on IPONZ hearings (NZIPA annual conference, Wellington, 2018)
  • “New Zealand Patent Opposition and Case Law Round Up” (IPTA annual conference, Perth, Australia, 2017)
  • Various seminars to law firms and patent attorney firms

I am an author of the copyright section of the leading text Intellectual Property Law (LexisNexis New Zealand), and contributed a chapter to the text Therapeutic Jurisprudence: New Zealand Perspectives (Thomson Reuters, 2015). My article “Swallowing the Red Pill: Sufficiency and the New Fragility of Patent Protection” was published in IPSANZ’s journal IP Forum in June 2019.

Professional memberships

I hold the following professional memberships:

  • New Zealand Law Society – currently practising as a barrister sole
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)
  • Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association
  • New Zealand Bar Association
  • New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys (Associate member)
  • Lawyers for Climate Action New Zealand
  • Resolution Institute (formerly LEADR)
Jane Glover Barrister – Mediator – Adjudicator

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