Founded in New Zealand in 1958, McCabes now is a full-service firm of Intellectual Property legal specialists. Over its 64+ years of practice it has become known as one of the most recognised firms in Australia and New Zealand. It has a well-earned reputation for delivering practical commercial advice.

With offices in Auckland and Wellington, we provide advice and services in relation to: 

  1. Registration of Patent, Trade Mark, Design, Plant Variety and Domain Name rights;
  2. Subsistence, nature and scope of Copyright in original works;
  3. Licensing and other commercial uses of those rights, including via Franchising and Distribution Agreements;
  4. Protection against infringement or unauthorised use via litigation, and where appropriate Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arbitration, Mediation & Conciliation)
  5. Defending complaints of Infringement, misuse or breach made against our clients by others.

McCabes has always been expert in the relevant law, but has prospered along with its clients by specialising in providing practical, useful advice, appropriate to the client and its circumstances. 

McCabes provides the same high level of service and expertise to its multinational clients as it does to individual authors, inventors, brand owners, domain name registrants and licensees.

Diversity Statement

McCabes hires staff, engages contractors and deals with clients, national Intellectual Property Offices and the Courts without consideration of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religious sensibilities of age. 

Lawyers & Patent Attorneys

McCabes are experts in all aspects of Australian and New Zealand IP rights, protection and law. We act for clients in NZ, Australia and internationally.

For advice on securing, protecting and defending your IP assets, please contact us today.

Contact us for prompt, helpful advice:

+64-4 801 7481