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.
The New Zealand Patents Amendment Regulations 2019 (“the 2019 Regulations”) were recently signed into force and will have effect from 13 February 2020. The 2019 Regulations introduce a raft of changes to the official fees for the patent process in New Zealand, affecting examination, annuity...Read more
Copyright protects the expression of a person’s ideas. But if a person did not make those choices and instead they were AI-generated, who owns copyright?Read more
August 15, 2019 saw the merger of two of Australia’s three listed IP firm holding companies – with IPH acquiring Xenith in its entirety - and consequently, an uncertain future for the remaining IP holding company, QANTM. Clients, already starved of choice, will find themselves with even less choice and increased conflict of interest risks in this new landscape.Read more
The NZ Herald sought expert opinion from Senior Associate, Sebastien Aymeric, on a potential US trade dress infringement of Allbirds shoes by Amazon. Read more
Sometimes the most genius of ideas are born from looking at a problem through a different lens. Brothers Frank and Paul Austin can certainly attest to that. They invented ZYclip, a screw-less eyeglass frame design that revolutionises the way Eyewear frames can be built.Read more
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