Twilight Seminars


Trade Marks Case Update

An update on recent New Zealand trade mark cases:

  • From the courts – infringement, passing off, Fair Trading Act and appeals from IPONZ decisions.
  • From IPONZ – oppositions, invalidity, revocation and registrability.

Presented by Sheana Wheeldon, Barrister, Quay Chambers

Sheana Wheeldon is one of New Zealand’s leading Intellectual Property lawyers, and has practised as an independent barrister since 2015 after ten years as head of the IP practice at Kensington Swan. One of her specialties is trade mark disputes of all kinds, including IPONZ proceedings. Sheana has a strong interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution. She is a Resolution Institute accredited mediator and a member of the Domain Name Commission’s Panel of Experts who decide disputes concerning .nz domain names. She is a member of the New Zealand Law Society IP Committee, a registered patent attorney, and has been named as a leading New Zealand IP lawyer in numerous publications.

Wellington Meeting

DATE: Wednesday, 18 July 2018
TIME: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
VENUE: Offices of AJ Park
Level 22, Aon Centre,
1 Willis Street,
COST: NZ$20.00 Members
NZ$35.00 Non-members
RSVP: Friday, 13 July 2018 (by email or post)

Christchurch and Hamilton

(Study group session with recording)

DATE: Wednesday, 25 July 2018
TIME: 12:00 pm
VENUES: Offices of James & Wells,
Level 12 KPMG Centre,
85 Alexandra Street,
Offices of James & Wells,
Level 4, State Insurance Building,
88 Division Street,
COST: NZ$20.00 Members
NZ$35.00 Non-members
RSVP: Friday, 20 July 2018 (by email or post)


All attendees of our Wellington and Auckland meetings will earn CPD points. Study groups in Hamilton and Christchurch where recordings of the seminars will be watched and open for discussion at the groups will be held on 1 November at 12noon.  Any questions unanswered at the groups will be followed up with the presenter.  This complies for CPD as per Law Society requirements.

Attendees at any of the above meetings who have RSVP’d and paid (or arranged payment) will receive a letter confirming their attendance for the purposes of CPD requirements.


To register for this meeting, please return the below form as below:

Registration Form

Alison van Wyk, c/- Richmond Chambers
PO Box 1008, Shortland Street Auckland
Phone (09) 600 5500

Cancellations / Refunds
Cancellations after the RSVP date are non-refundable however are transferable to another member.