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Keen to join us?

We are a specialist intellectual property firm with a fresh take on workplace culture and an ethos dedicated to championing innovation.

James & Wells is New Zealand’s dominant independently owned intellectual property firm. With offices in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga and Christchurch, we assist businesses throughout the country to own, control and leverage their brands and innovations.

James & Wells’ reason for being is to support innovative Kiwi businesses – helping them grow locally and internationally. We are experts in all aspects of intellectual property, but we go the extra mile to provide our clients connections to the right people, funding and investment opportunities, and offer strategic business advice. We facilitate valuable networking events and educate on the use of intellectual property rights to grow business. That’s why we are the ‘Champions of Innovation’.

If you are passionate about success and ready to take on a challenge, then a career at James & Wells may be the right next move for you.


The James & Wells experience

Starting from recruitment and induction, we want your experience at James & Wells to be meaningful and enjoyable.  While you will be a positive self-starter who is keen to drive your own learning, we also want to set you up to succeed from day one. We do this through focused induction training on our systems and processes and by supporting you through the ongoing journey of learning and development.  

Our staff have numerous opportunities to meet their professional development needs through relevant and topical in-house seminars, workshops and study support.

Because we are realistic about Auckland traffic, raising families and outside interests, we offer flexibility with working arrangements in balance with meeting our clients and business needs. And because birthdays are fun and should be celebrated with the people most important to you, we give you a day off to make it memorable.

We all get together once a year to get to know the Firm a bit better in a relaxed environment.  It’s called an AGM but it’s less corporate and more enjoyable than you would expect.

As health-conscious professionals we support your wellbeing through our health & safety toolbox programme, workstation assessments, free flu jabs, daily fruit and the opportunity to purchase health insurance with reduced premiums through our partnership with Southern Cross.


If you would like to get on board with the James & Wells experience, then apply for our jobs below or register your interest via hr@jaws.co.nz.   

Current vacancies:

Patent Attorneys

We are in search of experienced Patent Attorneys to join our team.

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