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Rachel K Dawson

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Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Rachel has been an intellectual property law specialist for more than 13 years, during which time her roles have included: working as a solicitor in several boutique IP / media law firms in New Zealand and England; acting as the United Kingdom in-house legal counsel for an international company; and directing New Zealand trade mark practice and policy as Assistant Commissioner of Trade Marks at the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand.

Her areas of expertise include protection and enforcement of trade mark rights and copyright. Rachel's particular interest lies in intellectual property issues arising in an online environment.

Rachel has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Canterbury, and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Copyright Law at King's College while living in the United Kingdom. She is a New Zealand and United Kingdom qualified Solicitor, and sits on the New Zealand Committee for the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Rachel is also a contributing author to the updates of Brookers Intellectual Property Law in New Zealand, and has been a speaker at a number of national and international conferences on the subject of intellectual property - including the inaugural Information Law Conference in March 2009 speaking on the Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act 2009.

Rachel's current role is as a Senior Solicitor at James & Wells, where she also acts as a Manager of James & Wells supported company, IPOL Limited, which is an online assisted filing service for New Zealand and Australian trade mark and design applicants.

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