Jane Glover

BA/LLB(Hons), LLM(Hons)

Jane Glover

BA/LLB(Hons), LLM(Hons)


Jane has particular expertise in intellectual property, but has worked across a range of civil and commercial disputes at leading firms in New Zealand and London. She has acted in relation to negligence and other tortious claims, property matters, wills, and wide range of contractual disputes, amongst others. She has appeared in the District Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal, as well as in specialist tribunals.

Jane has held a number of roles as an adjudicator. She is a member of the Domain Name Commissioner's panel of Experts for resolving domain name disputes, and she is Deputy Chair of the Copyright Tribunal. She is also an Independent Adjudicator for two WHO Codes. She was an Assistant Commissioner with the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) from 2013 to 2019, hearing patent and trade mark cases.  

Jane regularly presents seminars on intellectual property and other matters and is an author of the copyright section of the leading text Intellectual Property Law published by LexisNexis New Zealand. She is also a contributing author to the text Therapeutic Jurisprudence (2015) and is a member of the IP Committee of the New Zealand Law Society.

Jane blogs about IP and related issues at http://www.janeglover.co.nz/


  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys (associate member)
  • Resolution Institute
  • Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association
  • New Zealand Bar Association
  • New Zealand Law Society

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Recommended by Doyles Guide for intellectual property, technology, media and telecommunication law matters in New Zealand

F W de la Mare Memorial Prize for top Part III  law student (1997-1998, awarded biennially)

Senior Prize – Law (1998)

Annual Prize in Equity and Succession (1997)

NZ Law Scholarship (1997)

Notable Experience

As Adjudicator (selection from approximately 100 decided cases in the Copyright Tribunal and the Intellectual Property Office):

Manuka Honey Appellation Society Limited [2018] NZIPOTM 7 – registrability of MANUKA HONEY as a certification trade mark and principles relating to trade marks designating geographical origin

Re Primapak LLC [2019] NZIPOPAT 1 – first decision on the correction of error provisions in the Patents Act 2013

Recording Industry Association of New Zealand Inc v Enforcement Number: Telecom NZ 2592 – first file-sharing case in the Copyright Tribunal

ResMed Ltd v Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd  [2018] NZIPOPAT 15 and

ResMed Ltd v Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd [2018] NZIPOPAT 12 and 13 – leading cases on admissibility of evidence and adequacy of pleadings in IPONZ hearings

Fokker Brothers Ltd v Fokker Brothers Inc Ltd [2019] NZIPOTM 2; 145 IPR 593 – application to revoke trade mark for non-use; consideration of what amounts to special circumstances under New Zealand law

 Vital Food Processors Ltd v Anagenix Ltd [2015] NZIPOPAT 17 – application to revoke patent (prior publication, prior use, obviousness, not an invention)

As Counsel

Cama Products Limited v Power Parts (2018) Limited [2020] NZHC 802 – interim injunction in relation to alleged infringement of copyright in a database work

Irish Breeze Unlimited Company v Church & Dwight Co., Inc [2020] NZIPOTM - IPONZ trade mark opposition relating to inherent and acquired distinctiveness

Celgene Corporation v Te Arai BioFarma Limited - pharmaceutical patent infringement and patent invalidity proceedings in the High Court (led by Greg Arthur, barrister)

Econicorp Holdings v Ahead Construction Limited – trade marks, passing off and Fair Trading Act 1986

Copyright Licensing Limited v University of Auckland [2002] 3 NZLR 76, (2002) 7 NZBLC 103,585 – 3-day High Court hearing on the fair dealing provisions relating to copyright (led by Andrew Brown QC)

Bobux Marketing Limited v Raynor Marketing Limited [2001] NZCA 348; [2002] 1 NZLR 506 – Court of Appeal hearing relating to trade marks and distributorship agreements (led by Andrew Brown QC)


Advantage Group Limited v Advantage Computers Limited [2002] 3 NZLR 741 (CA) – trade marks case involving High Court hearing and 2-day Court of Appeal hearing (led by Andrew Brown QC)

Projects / Enquiries

Consultant to Royal Commission on Auckland Governance – all aspects of the Commission’s work, including drafting several chapters of the final report