James & Wells, New Zealand’s largest privately-owned intellectual property practice, and one of Australasia’s leading independent patent and trade mark firms, is expanding its presence in Australia with the acquisition of Brisbane based Innofy IP. Innofy is a perfect match for James & Wells. Both firms are aligned in their commitment to being a client focussed independent IP firm, privately owned by patent attorneys.
Three days after launching in New Zealand, Kogan Mobile received a legal letter from Spark claiming a "passing-off" breach of the Fair Trading Act (1986) and saying it reserved its right to take legal action. James & Wells Senior Associate, Sebastien Aymeric spoke to the Herald about the situation.Read more
The Court of Appeal recently released its well-reasoned and articulate decision in Zhang v Sealegs International Limited  NZCA 389 (“Sealegs”), detailing the difference between ‘original’ in the ordinary sense of the word and ‘original’ in copyright law.Read more
House, car and contents. Health, life and income. Liability, assets and interruption. These are all types of personal and business insurance commonly available in New Zealand. What is not commonly available in New Zealand is insurance cover for IP claims.Read more
James & Wells recently held its annual seminar series fostering business innovation in New Zealand. This year’s theme was exporting, with eleven industry experts and successful exporters sharing their pearls of wisdom as well as common mistakes. There were a few key messages that stood out.Read more
James and Wells is proud to support innovation in the med-tech sector by supporting the The Medical Technology Association of New Zealand (MTANZ). We were thrilled to present Teleflex Medical and Enztec with awards at the 2019 MTANZ Gala on Tuesday.Read more
Intellectual property (IP) litigation can be a costly, complex, and drawn out process. Whether you’re the plaintiff or defendant, it can be worth considering upfront the best jurisdictions in which to undertake proceedings.Read more
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