Intellectual property (IP) is an important consideration for investors when considering whether to invest in a business. At James & Wells we work with many businesses seeking to gain investment to help commercialise their innovations and to grow. We also advise investors as part of the due diligence process when assessing a company to invest in.Read more
Is a commonly used greeting something you can trade mark?
The recent spat between My Food Bag and giant German food company HelloFresh over the sentence “Hello, fresh start the programme” posed just that question, and more.Read more
The first half of 2018 has been full of activity at James & Wells. Our July 2018 newsletter is round-up of what we've been up to.Read more
Intellectual property specialists James & Wells are excited to team up with Technology Investment Network (TIN) to support New Zealand’s burgeoning technology sector.Read more
It’s a no-brainer. If you are an exporter you want to ensure your intellectual property (IP) protection is robust in the export markets that are most important to you. Right?Read more
Specialist intellectual property firm James & Wells is proud to announce their partnership with New Zealand SME business growth centre, The Icehouse.Read more
James & Wells wishes to congratulate Baxter Healthcare for winning the James & Wells Medical Technology Association of NZ (MTANZ) Innovation Award for 2018.Read more
This article explores common myths surrounding the protection of software including:
- I’m fully protected as I have copyright
- My software is embedded so it’s a trade secret
- You can’t patent software, it is specifically excluded in the Patents Act 2013
The High Court has recently released their decision in the latest registered design infringement case.Read more
Money makes the world go round.
It’s an old saying, the truth (and origin) of which has been endlessly debated. What is unchallengeable is that money – investment - is necessary for businesses to grow and stay the course in a competitive marketplace.Read more