Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys


About Us

Established to serve a local and international client base, but with a strong New Zealand client focus, we provide advice and expertise in all aspects of intellectual property.  We will tell you what you need to know rather than what you might like to hear.  Our charges are based on the value we add, not the time we waste.

ELLIS TERRY is the trading name for the firms Terry IP Patent Attorneys Limited, Terry IP Law Limited, Ellis IP Limited and Ellis Terry Limited. Terry IP Patent Attorneys Limited is an incorporated patent attorney firm, and Terry IP Law Limited and Ellis IP Limited are incorporated law firms.

Intellectual Property Management

We do more than just protect ideas, creativity and brands.  We put the legal issues into their proper commercial context so that intellectual property can be managed just like any other business issue. We think outside the box to help develop successful commercial strategies and help effect these through our network of funders, advisors and businesses.

Our Expertise


The firm offers legal assistance to innovative entrepreneurs and corporations in a range of occupations.  Creators of artistic works, inventors and designers from specialist fields as diverse as mechanical, electrical and computer engineering have sought our guidance.  Our trade marks team works with clients from a variety of industries, including food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, technology, film and entertainment, insurance, farming and agricultural, building, clothing and textiles, automotive and wine.