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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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MANUKA DOCTOR - the sweet truth unravelled

12 May 2016. Posted by Stephanie Melbourne .

Last year, the honey industry and trade mark practitioners alike were keeping a close eye on the battle ensuing between the Ministry of Primary Industries and Honey New Zealand (International) Ltd over whether Honey NZ’s MANUKA PHARM and MANUKA DOCTOR registered trade marks amounted to unlawful health claims.

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NZ legal experts meet with Chinese arbitration commission

10 May 2016. Posted by Chloe Li (李慧俐) .

As part of James & Wells’ relationship with NZCTA, Jason Wach, Senior Associate and Chloe Li, Asia Division Executive, attended a meeting with a delegation from the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC). 

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New Zealand trade mark holders hit by international scam set to recoup money

9 May 2016. Posted by Tim Walden .

We’re pleased to report that the Commerce Commission has cracked down on an overseas trade mark scam which saw New Zealand businesses collectively hand over more than $200,000 worth of payments.

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WineFriend: the wine buddy that delivers

3 May 2016. Posted by Marc Van Den Heuvel .

An innovative wine company has been described as “primed for growth and investment” thanks to its focus on getting the basics of business right.

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China Regulatory Update - latest available information

2 May 2016. Posted by Emily Agnew .

NPNZ have received the following update from NZTE Shanghai. 

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April 2016 newsletter

28 April 2016. Posted by Emily Agnew .

This month, we investigate why SMEs struggle with innovation, the opportunities e-commerce opens up in China, a warning to be vigilant for IP scams and a look at how food standards regulations apply to trade marks in the context of claiming health benefits of certain foods.

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‘It’s so unfair!’ The ‘complainant pays’ feature of the DRSP

27 April 2016. Posted by Ben Cain .

The DRSP is without question an excellent forum for deciding domain name disputes. In my view however the DRSP has one fundamental flaw: that in a defended complaint the complainant has to pay 100% of the expert determination fee

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South Island a food and beverage ‘hub’

26 April 2016. Posted by Peter Brown .

The South Island is a growing force in the food and beverage industry, with many innovative companies thriving on the mainland.

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Champions of innovation JAWS announce new partner and recruits to keep pace with firm’s growth

1 April 2016. Posted by Carrick Robinson .

National intellectual property and commercial specialists James & Wells have announced the promotion of Jonathan Lucas to Partner, and the appointments 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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