Katy Stove

Senior Associate

Katy specialises in intellectual property, advising on a range of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property (IP) issues in both Australia and New Zealand, with a particular focus on trademarks, copyright and marketing laws.

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Katy regularly assists local and international clients on a range of intellectual property matters. She’ll work with you to:

  • Identify and protect your IP rights;
  • Strategize risk associated with launching new products, brands, labels and advertisements;
  • Commercialise, purchase and transfer IP rights; and
  • Enforce and defend your IP rights.

Recent highlights

  • Assisting well-known, global brands with the protection of their trademarks in both Australia and New Zealand.

  • Overseeing the protection and enforcement of global trademark portfolios for large, iconic NZ brands.

  • Assisting local and overseas clients with the enforcement of trademarks, design rights and copyright.

  • Representing clients on contentious trademark matters at the hearings offices of the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand and IP Australia.

  • Advising on the enforcement and licensing of one of the most well-known certification trade marks in New Zealand.

  • Supporting clients with regulation and compliance of new product labels and advertisements.


Know-how series: Copyright – protecting and encouraging creativity

8 August 2023

Introducing resale rights for visual artists in New Zealand

12 May 2023

Incorporated Societies Act 2022 – frequently asked questions

18 September 2023

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He tāngata

  • On the operations committee for the Lions Inline Hockey Club.


  • Recognised as a key lawyer in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 for Intellectual Property.

  • Listed as a ‘Rising Star’ in the IP Stars 2022 directory.


  • Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and regular attendee at INTA Annual Meeting Live+.

  • Member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ).

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