Hemma Vara

Solicitor, Ellis IP Limited

E: hemma.vara@ellisterry.com
D: +64 9 975 1074

Specialist Areas:

Branding, trade marks


Brand clearance and protection
Prosecuting trade mark applications in NZ and Australia
Assisting with trade mark oppositions
Trade Mark portfolio management


Hemma studied at the University of Canterbury, obtaining a Bachelor of Laws with a particular emphasis on commercial law. Hemma is passionate about intellectual property and has a keen interest in brand development.

Before joining Ellis Terry in 2015, Hemma passed the Patent Attorney examination on New Zealand Trade Mark law. She has previously worked in Christchurch and Wellington in both the public and private sectors.