About Me

Clive Elliott QC – Barrister

I am a barrister, patent attorney and arbitrator.  Before going to the Bar in 2000 , I was a partner and headed the litigation team at Baldwin Shelston Waters/Baldwins. I took silk in 2013.

I am the immediate past President of the NZ Bar Association and served as a council member of the Auckland Branch of the NZ Law Society for a number of years.

I was a council member of the Legal Practice Division of the International Bar Association (IBA) and past co chair of the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee of the IBA.

I was President of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ).

I was convenor of the Intellectual Property Committee of the New Zealand Law Society for 10 years and of the Technology and Law Committee of the Auckland District Law Society.  I have for some years been a member of the Electronic Commerce Sub Committee of the New Zealand Law Society and was a previous convenor of the Legislation Committee of the Institute of Patent Attorneys.

I am a co-author of two Lexis Nexis loose-leaf texts Copyright and Design, and Patents and Trade Marks.

I have in the past been a part time lecturer in the post-graduate Masters course at both the Department of Law and the Department of Commercial Law at Auckland University and have taught the course “Selected Aspects of IP”.

I am a frequent writer and commentator on IP and information technology issues and am a member of the Editorial Board of the Intellectual Property Forum

I am named in the International Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers and the International Who’s Who of Internet & E-Commerce Lawyers and the World Trademark Review’s Leading Trademark Professionals.


Shortland Chambers
70 Shortland Street
Ph (0064) 9 3079808


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