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

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

We are owned and managed by partners who are intellectual property professionals and who prioritise the interests of clients.

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 disputes.

We provide cost-effective ways to protect your ideas, inventions, brands, and designs in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. If you’re new to intellectual property 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

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