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Watching China in 2017

22 March 2017. Posted by Johnathan Chen (陈禹豪) .

China-watching is mandatory for many people in business.

The world’s most-populous nation looms large on the global stage in politics, commerce and sport.  Its 300 million aspiring middle class citizens – still a small part of the total population - are increasingly sophisticated in their consumer activities, travelling a lot more and further, and pursuing business interests on all continents and the South Pacific region.

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Superfood, supplemented food or dietary supplement?

21 March 2017. Posted by Stephanie Melbourne .

It seems everything these days is a "superfood", including our common everyday veg. It's a buzzword of the food industry – however when using this term loosely it could have larger implications by implying a health claim about the food that is being sold.

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E-commerce the China way

16 March 2017. Posted by Johnathan Chen (陈禹豪) .

E-commerce is a term that covers a very broad range of activities from simply cementing orders over the phone to the highly sophisticated online marketing and selling systems that are increasingly dominating economies around the world.

The huge economy that is China is no laggard in the e-commerce area and those trading with China need to come to terms quickly with what electronic trade looks and feels like there.

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James & Wells supports Alaron Products for global growth

16 March 2017. Posted by Carrick Robinson , Johnathan Chen (陈禹豪) .

Established in 1993 and now starting its 25th year in business, Alaron Products is a toll and contract and private-label manufacturer and packer of dietary supplements, complementary medicines, therapeutic goods and personal care products in bulk and shelf-ready finished product form.

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IP Guide for the sporting sector released

23 February 2017. Posted by Emily Agnew .

James & Wells and Sport NZ have released a basic guide for organisations in the sporting sector.

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James & Wells Partner Gus Hazel on Croc Clash: Lacoste vs Crocodile International

22 February 2017. Posted by Gus Hazel .

James & Wells Partner Gus Hazel, commented on the recent ruling in the Lacoste vs Crocodile International case on Newshub. 

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James & Wells Senior Associate Sarah Harrison comments on recent trademark case.

2 February 2017. Posted by Sarah Harrison .

James & Wells Senior Associate Sarah Harrison was interviewed by Stuff.co.nz recently on a recent trademark case. 

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Commercial eSpeaking Summer 2017 edition

31 January 2017. Posted by Emily Agnew .

Check out the Summer 2017 edition of Commercial eSpeaking. 

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Turning innovation into gold - tips to be tops

7 December 2016. Posted by Ceri Wells .

Innovation in business.  It’s unquestionably important – as a scan of most, if not all, CEO’s strategic priorities and Board agendas will attest. But equally important, as the CFO will dutifully remind us, is that innovation is pointless if it doesn’t make - or save - money for the business, and hopefully appreciable amounts of it.

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Testing year for health claims

6 December 2016. Posted by Stephanie Melbourne .

The global trend towards greater health and wellness has well and truly taken hold in New Zealand, spawning a thriving food and beverage innovation culture. Supermarket and health food store shelves are bursting with products whose labels make claims about the nutrition and health benefits.

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