• Top tips for exporting

    The decision to export your product or service from New Zealand can be exciting and overwhelming. Exciting because it represents an opportunity to expand your business and conquer larger, more lucrative overseas markets. Overwhelming because there are so many things to consider and deal with before you take the leap. Read more

  • A ‘hard’ lesson for business

    Exporting can be rewarding but risky – so what steps are necessary before taking on the world? Our Managing Partner, Tim Walden, talks to NZ Herald about how businesses can be better prepared.Read more

  • Using market intelligence to inform your R&D strategy

    A half a billion (NZ) dollar increase in business sector R&D spending over the last two years may not sound significant by world standards, but by New Zealand standards it was highly welcome news. Read more

  • James & Wells x Fieldays

    James & Wells partners with Fieldays Innovations

    James & Wells is delighted to partner with Fieldays Innovations. Read the press release from Fieldays and learn more about about our free Innovation in Agri-tech seminar in Hamilton on Wednesday 8th May.Read more

  • Taking your innovation to the world

    Join New Zealand’s largest privately owned, award-winning intellectual property specialists James & Wells at a nationwide seminar series for growing businesses who want to successfully expand their export operations.Read more

  • Names have power, so choose yours wisely

    In his book The Lightening Thief, Rick Riordan wrote that “names have power.” Never was a truer word written. You only need look at Google, Apple and Amazon to see commercial proof of this.Read more

  • European geographical indications – friend or foe for New Zealand?

    Free trade agreement negotiations between New Zealand and Europe have put New Zealand in an interesting position with calls for it to recognise and protect a list of EU geographical indications (GIs) in New Zealand.Read more

  • More twists and turns for Australia’s listed IP firms

    The IP profession is awash with intrigue and uncertainty again as corporate owners of most of the largest IP firms in Australasia focus on mergers, trying to block mergers or buying shares in their competitors.Read more

  • Game over for Big Mac?

    McDonald’s EU trade mark rights in BIG MAC have taken a king hit from Supermac, an Irish restaurant chain.  Supermac’s weapon of choice: trade mark revocation proceedings before the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). Read more

  • Beating the knock-off merchants

    Global trade in counterfeit products is not a new problem. We’ve all heard of fake designer handbags, watches and sneakers. What is new, is the scale of the problem.Read more

  • Changes to intellectual property rights due to Brexit

    The United Kingdom will be withdrawing from the European Union (EU) on 29 March 2019. New Zealand businesses that operate in these jurisdictions should plan for any changes that will affect their registered intellectual property rights.Read more

  • Budapest Treaty comes into force in New Zealand next month

    On 17 March 2019, the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure, to quote its official title, will come into force in New Zealand.Read more

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