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Doing business with China – tricks of the trade

18 August 2016. Posted by Johnathan Chen (陈禹豪) .

In today’s world, New Zealand businesses are likely to be either doing business in China – or considering the possibility.

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James & Wells joins NZ China Innovation Centre

24 May 2016. Posted by Johnathan Chen (陈禹豪) .

Intellectual property law firm James & Wells has lent its expertise to the New Zealand China Innovation Centre, signing on as a strategic partner. 

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China not the ‘Wild West’ for IP

24 February 2016. Posted by Johnathan Chen (陈禹豪) .

Horror stories have given Kiwi businesses the wrong idea about China’s improving intellectual property regime, experts say.

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Capitalising on China’s e-commerce market by minimising risks

30 July 2015. Posted by Johnathan Chen (陈禹豪) .

The recent New Balance case should be a big wake up call for Kiwi companies exporting to Asian markets, especially those capitalising on e-commerce to do so.

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Don’t panic! Timely advice on China’s $ 3.2 trillion stock market crash

14 July 2015. Posted by Johnathan Chen (陈禹豪) .

The sudden decline in stock values in China is alarming, but the outcome may not be as hard on New Zealand as some people fear. Johnathan Chen, Head of James & Wells' Asia Division, explains. 

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Kiwi exporters beware of e-commerce

29 June 2015. Posted by Johnathan Chen (陈禹豪) .

The recent New Balance case should be a big wake up call for Kiwi companies exporting to Asian markets, especially those capitalising on e-commerce to do so.

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Head of JAWS Asia Division interviewed by Chinese national television channel CCTV for documentary

24 June 2015. Posted by Johnathan Chen (陈禹豪) .

Johnathan Chen, head of James & Wells' Asia Division, was recently featured on CCTV (the national television channel of mainland China) as part of a documentary about Chinese companies investing and venturing into foreign markets. 

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JAWS open their doors to Chinese delegation with sights set on the best of NZ’s F&B industry

3 June 2015. Posted by Johnathan Chen (陈禹豪) .

Dairy, wine and honey were high on the agenda when national intellectual property specialists James & Wells and NZCTA hosted a delegation from the Yunnan province this week.  

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Avoiding the cultural cringe key to doing business in China

26 May 2015. Posted by Johnathan Chen (陈禹豪) .

Culture is an important part of doing business in China but Kiwis need to be wary of generalisations and stereotypes. Johnathan Chen, Head of Asia Division, James & Wells, explains how to reduce the risk of embarrassing cultural gaffes.

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Trade mark trolls are everywhere and they’re coming for you

12 March 2015. Posted by Johnathan Chen (陈禹豪) .

They’re insidious and they’re everywhere - the trade mark trolls who are filing trade mark applications to own New Zealand exported brands. Johnathan Chen, Head of Asia Division, James & Wells, explains.

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