Patent Attorney

Hazell Fernandez

Areas of Expertise

Patents, Design Registration
Qualifications & Memberships
  • BE (Hons) Biomedical Engineering, LLM
  • Masters of Law
  • Registered Patent Attorney - Australia and New Zealand

About Hazell

Hazell joined James & Wells’ Auckland Patents Team in 2017. She has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) specialising in Biomedical Engineering from University of Auckland. The knowledge and skills gained in her degree gives Hazell the ability to advise in relation to a range of mechanical and electrical technologies, particularly medical device technology.

Hazell also has a Masters of Laws from Victoria University of Wellington – Te Herenga Waka, which gave her an understanding of legal systems and a specialised knowledge in Intellectual Property law and practice. She registered as a Trans-Tasman Patent Attorney in 2021 and since then has been continuing to focus her work on patent prosecution, drafting patent specifications and patent searching. In 2021 Hazell was appointed to the New Zealand Intellectual Property Attorneys council.

Outside of work, Hazell loves exploring new places, especially beaches and waterfalls, and walking her dog.