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James & Wells gain international acclaim as New Zealand’s leading intellectual property firm

29 February 2016. Posted by Emily Agnew .

National intellectual property firm James & Wells has scooped a host of international awards, recognising the expertise of their litigation, patent and trade mark practices, including a spot in the prestigious World Trade Mark Review annual edition.

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Champions of innovation recruit patent and commercial experts to keep pace with firm’s growth

26 February 2016. Posted by Carrick Robinson .

National intellectual property and commercial specialists James & Wells have announced the appointment of Richard Clement as a Senior Associate in their Auckland-based patents team, and Marc van den Heuvel as an Associate in their Commercial Law Team. 

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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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Australasia key market for patent filings under influence of TPP, but IP experts warn of risks

19 February 2016. Posted by Jason Rogers .

Although Australasia may traditionally be regarded as a relatively small market, 30 million people is still a sizable market with a multitude of funding and investment opportunities.

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Commercial eSpeaking Summer 2016 edition

12 February 2016. Posted by Emily Agnew .

Check out the latest edition of Commercial eSpeaking, featuring articles on the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, employment law changes, and financial markets overhaul.

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February 2016 newsletter

12 February 2016. Posted by Emily Agnew .

As it’s our first newsletter for the year, it’s only right to say ‘Happy New Year’. But here we are already in February, and well into the swing of things! We’ve leapt into 2016 launching a new offering: a Health Claims advisory service. Following a three year transition period, as of the 18th of January 2016, a new standard regulating nutrition and health claims made on all New Zealand-sold food and beverage products came into force.

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Nutrition and health claims Standard will unlock commercial opportunities

2 February 2016. Posted by .

18th January 2016 was D-day for food and beverage businesses selling products in New Zealand and Australia to comply with Standard 1.2.7 regulating nutrition and health claims. 

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