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New Code backs trans-Tasman IP concerns

14 February 2018. Posted by Ceri Wells .

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.

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James & Wells in the media: Ceri Wells in NBR || New code to increase transparency in IP firms

13 February 2018. Posted by Ceri Wells .

James & Wells Founding Partner has been interviewed by the NBR on the introduction of the new code of conduct for Patent Attorneys. 

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James & Wells announce new partnership to help champion sports performance innovation

13 February 2018. Posted by Jonathan Lucas , Anne-Marie Holder .

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.  

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Turning Innovation into Gold: Attracting Investment

9 February 2018. Posted by Carrick Robinson , Anne-Marie Holder .

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?

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2050: What will we be eating?

17 January 2018. Posted by John Mansell .

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. 

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Kiwi toy maker Zuru wins Bunch O Balloons battle against US company

4 December 2017. Posted by Sébastien Aymeric .

James & Wells Associate Sébastien Aymeric has commented in a Stuff.co.nz article on the Zuru v Telebrands Case. 

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A new patent system for Europe

4 December 2017. Posted by Richard Clement .

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. 

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James & Wells – Proud to be locally owned & operated

28 November 2017. Posted by Ceri Wells .

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.

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November 2017 Newsletter

22 November 2017. Posted by Anne-Marie Holder .

Check out our November 2017 newsletter! 

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Paying for your competitors’ R&D

19 November 2017. Posted by Andrew Scott .

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.

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