James & Wells
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Since 1979, James & Wells has been at the forefront of innovation in Australasia. We are here to help you grow, leverage and protect your IP.

Here you will find helpful information, links, and documents. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you need any assistance, our friendly team are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Below you will find links to our payments page, new client form, terms of engagement, and payment terms and conditions.

We are dedicated to championing our clients and providing them with the highest levels of service.

It goes without saying that we are dedicated to excellence in all that we do, and the success of our clients is our motivation. We pride ourselves on being approachable, responsive, and agile – we will respond to your unique needs in a way that works for you.

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New client form

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Our structure

James & Wells is the trading style of two separate partnerships, see our partnership structure here.

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Online payments T&Cs

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Industry Recognition

Managing IP Awards 2021 - Asia Pacific

James & Wells has been crowned the best Intellectual Property Firm in New Zealand by Managing IP. This follows on from a Tier 1 ranking for ‘Patent Contentious’ in Managing IP’s Global IP survey and six Associates being recognised in its IP Stars Awards.

Gold - World Trade Mark Review

James & Wells are ranked gold in the World Trade Mark review

Winner - Intellectual Property Specialist Law Firm of the Year

James & Wells won Intellectual Property Specialist Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 New Zealand Law Awards

James & Wells finalists at 2021 NZ Law Awards in multiple categories

James & Wells are delighted to have again been named finalists in three categories in the 2021 New Zealand Law Awards. The categories are Intellectual Property Specialist Law Firm of the Year, Managing Partner of the Year <100 Lawyers, and Employer of Choice <50 Lawyers.

Finalist - Intellectual Property Specialist Law Firm of the Year

James & Wells finalists for Intellectual Property Specialist Law Firm of the Year at the 2019 New Zealand Law Awards


We know that being average just won’t cut it. We are all about exceptional; exceptional people, exceptional services and exceptional careers. We provide opportunities to build lifelong connections with colleagues and clients – all around the world.

Our people and culture are redefining what it means to be an IP services firm. It’s about creating a workplace where you can be inspired and be inspiring. A workplace where you can grow and feel a sense of belonging and camaraderie. In other words, it’s about putting people first.


How can James & Wells help me?

We are a full-service IP firm – that means you will find everything you need to protect your IP just by working with us. We will help you with patents, trade marks, litigation and IP strategy – our people are externally recognised as some of the best in the business, and they work together to bring you custom-built IP solutions that are tailored exactly to your needs. When you work with James & Wells, you know you’re in a safe pair of hands, with a highly experience team supporting you.

Our Structure

James & Wells is the trading style of four separate entities, James & Wells Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys (NZ), James & Wells Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys (AU), James & Wells Lawyers (NZ), and James & Wells Lawyers (AU).

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We Support

Here's just some of the organisations we support through partnerships, memberships, sponsorships and pro bono work.

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