David Harper


Specialist Practice Areas

David routinely advises clients on regional clearance and filing strategies, multi-jurisdictional objections and disputes (including oppositions and cancellation actions), and a range of brand enforcement measures. David oversees CWB’s patent practice. 

Relevant Experience 

With over 12 years of Middle East experience, David has a wealth of  regional experience on advising on all aspects of intellectual property. David manages the MENA trade mark portfolios for some of the world’s most well-known companies, including one of the world’s largest tobacco companies. In addition, in his role as Head of Patents, David supervises CWB’s regional patent filing practice, and manages CWB’s work with UAE inventors through his work on government-led innovation programs, through which CWB provides patent and commercialization support to local inventors, entrepreneurs, academic institutions, private sector and government bodies.


High Court of New Zealand

LLB & BA University of Otago