Sébastien Aymeric

Senior Associate

Sébastien is a member of the Litigation and Commercial Law teams, based in the Auckland Office. His expertise is in copyright, trademarks, patents, confidential information and contract disputes; whether in proceedings before the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) or the Court. His skill set also includes intellectual property commercialisation and drafting commercial contracts.

He regularly appears in New Zealand’s leading media, commenting on intellectual property issues such as counterfeit products, illegal streaming, illegal downloading and fair use.

Sébastien is also mentioned in the Legal 500 Law Firm and Leading Lawyer Rankings for his extensive experience in IP disputes.

Outside of work, you will find Sébastien running, watching football or enjoying the perfect espresso. He also enjoys spending time with his family.

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Before joining James & Wells, Sébastien worked for a global telecommunications company as a Legal and Commercial Manager in Paris, France.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Master of Laws - Sorbonne University of Paris
  • Registered Patent Attorney - Australia and New Zealand
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
  • Member of the Licensing Executives Society Australia New Zealand (LESANZ)
  • Member of the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys (NZIPA)

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