Jane Glover

BA/LLB(Hons), LLM(Hons)

Jane Glover

BA/LLB(Hons), LLM(Hons)


Jane is a barrister, mediator and adjudicator. She 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.

Jane is Deputy Chair of the Copyright Tribunal, and was an Assistant Commissioner with the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) from 2013 - April 2019.  She regularly presents seminars on intellectual property

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). Jane blogs about IP and IP-adjacent 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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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

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

Primapak LLC – 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

Target Australia Pty Ltd v Target New Zealand Ltd – application to revoke trade mark for non-use; use of marks on websites and advertisements; parallel imports

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

As Counsel

Advantage Group Limited v Advantage Computers Limited – trade marks case involving 3-week High Court hearing and 2-day Court of Appeal hearing (junior counsel)

 Ballintoy Developments Limited v Tauranga City Council – resource management, development contributions (junior counsel)

 Bobux Marketing Limited v Raynor Marketing Limited – trade marks, distributorship agreements (junior counsel)

 Copyright Licensing Limited v University of Auckland – fair dealing with copyright in text books (junior counsel)

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

Projects / Enquiries

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