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Copyright

Keep ahead of the game when it comes to copycats.

Copyright law can be complex, but our experts are well versed in protecting, exploiting and enforcing your copyright rights. 

Copyright is an ‘automatic’ intellectual property right for original works; there’s no need to register copyright in New Zealand, but that doesn’t mean you can let your guard down. 

Copyright can be used to prevent one party from copying the work of another (whether those are; musical, dramatic, artistic, and literary work, such as models, sculptures, drawings, plans, songs, computer software and written material such as books, manuals and advertising brochures). Copyright does not protect ideas, but the way ideas are expressed - where the line between those are blurred you'll need our clear eyes to assist.  

Protection? Licensing or assigning copyright? We’ve got it covered. Registering your copyright rights overseas? We can help with that too.

Key people

Championing originality? This is the team to make it happen.

Copyright clients

We've helped these clients make their mark on the world.

What people say
"James & Wells have applied their strong expertise in confidential information and industrial copyright law to our highly technical products and our unique situation.  This has given us the confidence to take the necessary steps to protect our most valuable assets."
Tony Messenger, Founder and Director - Nuphlo Pumps Ltd
"The team thinks outside the box and has a comprehensive understanding of various exceptions but particularly those relevant to CLNZ's licensees in the education sector. Opinions are always delivered on time & with a smile!"
Paula Browning, Chief Executive - Copyright Licensing New Zealand