Mr Rob Batty


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Senior Lecturer
Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Rob is a Senior Lecturer. He teaches intellectual property at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. Rob’s primary research interest is in the area of trade mark law.

Research | Current

Rob's SSRN page can be found here

Teaching | Current

  • 2018 LAWCOMM 454: Trade Mark Law
  • 2018 LAW 141: Legal Foundations
  • 2018 LAWCOMM 713: Intellectual Property Law


University Teaching Excellence Award for Early Career Excellence in Teaching 2013

Business School Teaching Excellence Award for Early Career Excellence in Teaching 2012

Areas of expertise

  • Trade Mark Law




Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Member of International Trademark Association. 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Batty, R. J. (2019). Submissions to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on Discussion Paper: Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill – Patents Act 2013, Trade Marks Act 2002, Designs Act 1953.
  • Batty, R. J. (2018). Loss of Property Ownership and Registered Trade Mark Law. Australian Intellectual Property Journal, 28 (4), 118-143.
  • Batty, R. (2017). Unravelling the distinctiveness knot in New Zealand's Trade Marks Act. New Zealand Business Law Quarterly, 23 (1), 36-60.
  • Batty, R. (2016). Recalibrating Honest Concurrent Use Under New Zealand's Trade Marks Act 2002. New Zealand Universities Law Review, 27 (1), 1-37. Related URL.
  • Batty, R. J. (2014). How Much Use Should Amount to “Genuine Use” of a Trade Mark?. New Zealand Business Law Quarterly, 20 (2).
  • Batty, R. J. (2014). The Challenges of Prior Use to New Zealand Registered Trade Mark Law. Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, 45 (2), 257-292.
  • Batty, R. (2013). Well there's your problem - The case for using PBL to teach law to business students. Law Teacher, 47 (2), 243-260. 10.1080/03069400.2013.790152
  • Batty, R. J. (2013). Parallel Importing and Trade Mark Use: A Tale of Two Uses. New Zealand Universities Law Review, 25 (3), 467-496. Related URL.

Contact details

Primary office location

1-11 SHORT STREET - Bldg 810
New Zealand