James & Wells is New Zealand's most dynamic firm of patent attorneys, trade mark specialists and intellectual property lawyers.

We call our enterprising and pragmatic approach to intellectual property 'clever thinking'. This philosophy has made us three-time winners of the New Zealand Law Awards (2009 - 2011) and the first IP firm in the world to achieve CEMARS® certification.

James & Wells' clients and international associates value our world-class ability in specialties including patents, trade marks, copyright, commercialisation, and litigation. We consistently help them protect their valuable technology and brands in the competitive global market.


Catalyst Ltd and James & Wells bring you Innovative Concept Development: the Life Cycle Series

With a spotlight on agribusiness and food technology sectors we are leading the conversation about the life cycle of innovative ideas.


China’s evolving IP landscape - a shift in power

China’s intellectual property rights reform has signalled a heightened dedication to the nation’s innovation.


What Our Clients Say

Complete Immersion in Client Idea Generation Creates New Products