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James & Wells in the media: Jonathan Lucas in NBR commenting on the new patents bill introduced

9 April 2018. Posted by Jonathan Lucas .

James & Wells Partner Jonathan Lucas has appeared on NBR Online and on NBR Radio commenting on the Patents (Advancement Patents) Amendment Bill introduced to parliament last week. 

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The Clean Labelling Conundrum

21 March 2018. Posted by Stephanie Hadley .

Food & Beverage businesses are facing their toughest critics yet in the age of corporate social responsibility and consumer activism. 

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The changing face of China business

21 February 2018. Posted by Johnathan Chen (陈禹豪) .

As we move towards the end of one of the hottest summers on record, it’s worth posing the question: Has the heat gone out of Chinese investment in New Zealand?

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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 .

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 .

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 .

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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