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Intellectual Property and Investment Mythology

15 August 2018. Posted by Jonathan Lucas .

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.

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IP should be the aperitif, the main course and dessert, not just the after-dinner mint

31 July 2018. Posted by Sébastien Aymeric .

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.

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July 2018 Newsletter

27 July 2018. Posted by Emily Agnew .

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. 

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James & Wells join team TIN to support the New Zealand tech sector

27 July 2018. Posted by Jonathan Lucas , Emily Agnew .

Intellectual property specialists James & Wells are excited to team up with Technology Investment Network (TIN) to support New Zealand’s burgeoning technology sector.

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IP Protection: Targeting Export Markets

17 July 2018. Posted by Jonathan Lucas .

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?

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James & Wells proud to announce new partnership to help business growth

25 June 2018. Posted by Carrick Robinson , Emily Agnew .

Specialist intellectual property firm James & Wells is proud to announce their partnership with New Zealand SME business growth centre, The Icehouse.

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New blood filter therapy for kidney patients wins innovation award

19 June 2018. Posted by Jonathan Lucas .

James & Wells wishes to congratulate Baxter Healthcare for winning the James & Wells Medical Technology Association of NZ (MTANZ) Innovation Award for 2018.

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Software: To Patent or not to patent?

8 June 2018. Posted by Craig Rothwell , Jason Rogers .

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

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Case Summary: Watkins v Prestige

18 May 2018. Posted by Gemma Smith , Richard Clement .

The High Court has recently released their decision in the latest registered design infringement case. 

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Seminar Series gives SMEs clues to securing investment

24 April 2018. Posted by Emily Agnew , Carrick Robinson .

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.

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