Global Excellence 2020

78 Acquisition International - Global Excellence 2020 3 Issue 10 2020 Jul20308 he life cycle of intellectual property can sometimes be too convoluted or time-consuming for creators to deal with, so they wind up putting it off until it becomes too late to do anything about it. For clients who have their own intellectual property that requires protecting, the team at MinterEllisonRuddWatts is on hand to help. In particular, the work of intellectual property team leader Chris Young is deserving of the highest possible praise. Mr Young gives practical advice on all aspects of intellectual property through its life cycle, including development, protection, transfer, enforcement, and commercialisation. For his excellence, Mr Young is repeatedly recommended as a leading lawyer in legal directories including Chambers, Asia Pacific Legal 500, Managing IP, and WIPR for a strategic and commercial approach to intellectual property over a wide range of areas. As the world becomes infinitely more accessible with every passing day, creations are also becoming more and more commonplace. With the increase in creativity comes the need for Mr Young’s services across a multitude of industries. His services have been used to help clients in industries such as FMCG, fashion, publishing, food and drink, liquor, advertising, marketing, retail, aviation, banking, entertainment, agriculture, pharmaceutical, education, transportation, andmanufacturing to name but a few. Commercial intellectual property is a key area of Mr Young’s practice, with two decades of experience in licensing, franchising, commercialization, and the commercial arrangement of intellectual property aspects of transactions. In practice, Mr Young brings his extensive commercial intellectual property expertise to advise and develop strategies for a wide range of corporate transactions, including joint ventures, licensing, collaborations, as well as the impact on taking security over IP. Mr Young also brings a wealth of expertise in brand strategy and managing trademark portfolios both nationally and internationally, including managing risks, launching new brands, and developing strategies to commercialise, protect, and enforce brands. However, things do not always go to plan, and that is where Mr Young’s knowledge of intellectual property disputes can come in. He has refined insight into co-ordinating litigation strategies and providing both strategic and technical advice to clients. Outside of the realms of intellectual property, Mr Young’s expertise continues to be truly outstanding. He has worked previously as an advisor on film, digital, and television production, as well as delivering services for a range of major United States studios operating in New Zealand in relation to some of the leading productions filmed or produced there. As if that were not enough, Mr Young also advises T In a world where anyone can seemingly create anything, having the proper intellectual property rights is absolutely imperative. That is why creators, corporates, and any client who wants to ensure total protection of their creation needs to know about the exceptional work of Mr Christopher Young. Mr Young is an outstanding intellectual property lawyer who heads up a team at New Zealand firm, MinterEllisonRuddWatts. Join us as we find out what makes this leading lawyer the Most Influential IP Lawyer 2020 - New Zealand. New Zealand Lawyer Protecting Intellectual Property on regulatory work including that of the medical and pharmaceutical sectors. Far beyond the confines of law, Mr Young’s exceptionality seemingly knows no bounds, and his award in this sole category hardly seems worthy. Not content to simply deliver outstanding intellectual property services, Mr Young has been actively involved in the International Trademarks Association (INTA), and the International Bar Association (IBA) for years, and has served on a range of important committees. These include his work as Chair of INTA’s East Asia Pacific Famous Marks subcommittee, and being a member of the Parallel Imports Committee, the Internet Committee, and Asia Pacific Global Advisory Council. Mr Young is currently the New Zealand representative on INTA’s Bulletin Committee as well, further cementing his status as one of the best at what he does. Ultimately, Mr Young is an outstanding lawyer that is delivering impeccable services to creators and corporates alike, all desperate to protect their own unique work. Company: MinterEllisonRuddWatts Contact: Chris Young Website: Most Influential IP Lawyer 2020 - New Zealand