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As head of the firm’s Auckland litigation division and a registered patent attorney, Gus Hazel specialises in litigation and contentious matters concerning intellectual property. Educated and trained in Australia, his work experience includes time as associate to the chief justice of the Federal Court of Australia, and as a lecturer at Monash University Law School in Melbourne. While working at the Melbourne office of an international law firm Hazel coordinated a team of 60 lawyers providing pro-bono legal services to the homeless. 

His practice includes local and international clients and has provided him with the opportunity to lead his team in landmark intellectual property cases in both New Zealand and Australia. Recent highlights include acting in the leading case on trade mark genericism in New Zealand, test cases on border protection measures under the Copyright Act, and the first cases in Australia under the major “Raising the Bar” Patents Act reforms.
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