Tim is the managing partner of James & Wells. Specialising in trade mark law, Tim is one of New Zealand’s leading intellectual property experts.
Managing large trade mark portfolios, completing clearance investigations for new brands, devising filing strategies, establishing brand ownership, and enforcing trade marks overseas, are all part of Tim’s practice. His expertise spans the software, technology, food, beverage, and nutraceutical sectors.
Tim is part of James & Wells’ Food and Beverage Innovation team, which provides a tailored service advising businesses on IP alongside a host of industry-specific issues such as legal compliance, strategy and commercialisation.
Tim has an impressive list of clients including Xero, Vend, Prolife Foods, New Image Group, Quantec, Dairy New Zealand, and Southern Produce. Having worked with many global companies, Tim has invaluable business knowledge and experience which he utilises to help clients leverage their IP.
A natural leader, Tim works closely with staff to foster a vibrant, inclusive workplace resulting in successful outcomes for individuals and the firm. When he gets the chance to leave the office, he heads straight to the coast to unwind and go fishing.