James & Wells expands its presence in Wellington

We champion innovation and the people who create it

James & Wells is one of Australasia’s largest, privately owned, patent and trade mark attorney firms.

Our award-winning team assists businesses to own, control and leverage their innovations and brands locally and globally.

With multiple offices in Australia and New Zealand, we provide the full range of intellectual property services in both countries and the Pacific Islands.

Dedicated as always

We're a dynamic bunch of intellectual property experts - scientists, engineers, accountants, business strategists, lawyers, and commercialisation specialists dedicated to championing innovation, not just in our own back yard, but on a global scale.

What makes us different

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As the only independent IP firm with offices located in both Australia and New Zealand, we always put our clients’ interests first.

Unlike IP firms which are owned by publicly listed companies, we are not governed by commercial interests unrelated to our profession or distracted by the pressures of maximising financial returns to public shareholders.

Our independence means we are able to provide cost effective, client focussed solutions, and offer certainty around conflict of interest situations.

Comprehensive IP services

James & Wells offers a range of services for owning and controlling your intellectual property and resolving IP disputes.

We provide cost-effective ways to protect your ideas, inventions, brands, and designs in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands. If you’re new to IP read our 'What businesses need to know about IP' article series to help get you started, or visit our resource centre to learn more.

    • Patents
    • Designs
    • Plant Variety Rights
    • Copyright
    • Trade Secrets
    • Trade Marks
    • Domain Names
    • Geographic Indications (GIs)
    • Anti-Counterfeiting
    • Fair Trade
    • Enforcement & Litigation
    • Search & Watching
    • International Filings
    • Licensing & Commercialisation
    • Renewals & Maintenance

Stay informed

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Doing business in Asia

There’s no doubt Asia is a rapidly growing force in the global economy.

Our Asian specialist team can provide the following services:

  • Intellectual property protection specific to the greater China region
  • Intellectual property strategy specific to the greater China region
  • Chinese brand creation / strategy
  • Commercial negotiations, contracts, agreements and strategies
  • Commercialisation of inventions
  • Contacts for supplier / manufacturer
  • Investment / funding contacts