P.L. Berry & Associates was founded in 1956 by Peter Loftus Berry; the practice has been owned and operated by Elspeth Buchanan since 1977.
P.L. Berry & Associates is a general Patent Attorney practice and deals with all intellectual property matters in New Zealand and overseas:- patents, trade marks, registered designs, confidential information, copyright and licensing.
Elspeth Buchanan holds the Honours degree of Bachelor of Metallurgy from Sheffield University in England, is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. She is a Registered Patent Attorney in Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys.
Elspeth Buchanan is assisted by senior associate Alan Chadwick .
Alan Chadwick holds the degree of Bachelor of Chemical and Process Engineering from Canterbury University, and is a Registered Patent Attorney in Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys.