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Counterfeiting and piracy have become big business and are a concern to every company which has a good name and image to protect.

That's where we come in. We have the know-how to develop and put into practice strategies to combat counterfeit and pirated goods. Here’s how we can help you put up a fight:

  • Internet, market and retail surveillance and enforcement measures (including shutting down infringing auctions and provision of seller contact information)
  • Customs border protection notices (including drafting, filing and administering copyright and trade mark notices with the New Zealand and Australian Customs services)
  • Monitoring counterfeiting trends
  • Regular updates with databases and reports tailored to your needs
  • Civil court action (including obtaining search orders)
  • Setting budgets for anti-counterfeiting programs
"Men make counterfeit money; in many more cases, money makes counterfeit men." - Sydney J. Harris

Key people

When you have a brand name or image to protect, you want backing from the best. Meet our experts.

Ben Cain, Hamilton, Tauranga

Senior Associate

Anti-counterfeiting clients

These are just some of the clever clients who called on us to protect their assets.

What people say
"I have always been extremely impressed with the service and level of protection we have gained using James & Wells' litigation team. We have also found their anti-counterfeiting programme to be very cost effective with excellent strategies to combat counterfeit goods."
Nilan Fonseka, Finance & Administration Manager - Billabong Group Ltd
"James & Wells have proven adept at understanding the nature of our business and the specific challenges we face. I would highly reccomend James & Wells to any other entity who has a requirement for regular enforcement of intellectual property rights. "
Mark Roach, General Manager Licensing - Phonographic Performances NZ (PPNZ)
"We have worked with James & Wells to develop and implement our anti-piracy programme in New Zealand. They have been highly succesful achieving excellent cost-effective results for us. "
Tony Eaton, Executive Director - New Zealand Screen Association