Sanity appears to have prevailed with the release of a new trans-Tasman Code of Conduct for patent and trade mark attorneys that addresses recent concerns about the direction of the intellectual property (IP) profession in Australasia.Read more
James & Wells Founding Partner has been interviewed by the NBR on the introduction of the new code of conduct for Patent Attorneys.Read more
Staying true to their reputation of championing innovation, national intellectual property (IP) specialists James & Wells are proud to announce a new partnership with the Sports Performance Innovation Forum.Read more
All businesses need capital to grow. To scale up and make it on the world stage you need investment. There are plenty of different funding options available ranging from bank loans to online investment, venture capital and private equity. What are the advantages of each, and what do investors look for in a potential investment?Read more
In the November Issue of New Zealand Food Technology, Editor Kathryn Calvert asked for submissions on what the future of food would look like in 2050. This is my prediction.Read more
James & Wells Associate Sébastien Aymeric has commented in a Stuff.co.nz article on the Zuru v Telebrands Case.Read more
Major changes to the way European patents are dealt with are underway. A new type of European patent, commonly referred to as the “Unitary Patent”, will be available. The Unitary Patent will allow a single patent to have effect in every participating European country, without the need to “validate” the patent in individual countries as is currently required to give effect to a “classical” European patent.
Along with the Unitary Patent, a new Unified Patent Court (“UPC”) will be set up to hear cases relating to Unitary Patents.Read more
The partners at James & Wells are determined to remain an independent locally owned IP firm so that we can continue our mission as ‘Champions of Innovation’ and outspoken supporters of innovative New Zealanders and New Zealand businesses.Read more
Check out our November 2017 newsletter!Read more
New Zealand prides itself on being competitive in the sporting arena and it’s fair to say Kiwis punch above their weight in many sporting codes – and lead the world in a few.
But there’s one race where we are well back in the field and slipping further and further from the pacesetters, despite what we think are our best efforts – the innovation race.Read more