Renewals & Maintenance

To maintain your IP and stay protected, you’ll need to ensure your IP portfolio is renewed in time.

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How we can help with renewals & maintenance

To maintain your IP and stay protected, you’ll need to ensure your IP portfolio is renewed in time. Our dedicated renewals team will manage your portfolio with care – we have trusted systems in place to ensure that renewal deadlines are monitored and that you are well informed of upcoming renewal deadlines. We also make sure you stay completely up-to-date with the relevant legislative developments.

It is important to be aware of unsolicited letters from potentially fraudulent firms offering to renew your trade mark (often at grossly inflated cost). When you trust your renewals with James & Wells, you should only ever expect to receive information from us regarding the renewal process. If you receive unsolicited letters in this regard, you are welcome to reach out to us with any questions you might have.

Meet our experts

Tim Walden

Managing Partner

Tim Walden

Tim is the Managing Partner of James & Wells and specialises in trade mark law. 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…

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Carrick Robinson

Partner

Carrick Robinson

Carrick is a trade mark and branding specialist with over 23 years of intellectual property experience in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He assists businesses with mitigating brand risk and with leveraging their IP and works with brand managers…

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Ceri Wells

Partner

Ceri Wells

Ceri is a founding partner of James & Wells, a past president of the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys, an experienced patent and trade mark attorney, and an outspoken champion of innovation. As an experienced lawyer and patent attorney…

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Stephanie Hadley

Associate

Stephanie Hadley

Stephanie is a Solicitor and Brand Strategist based in our Christchurch office. As a member of our dedicated ‘Food and Beverage Innovation’ team and with a background in marketing and consumer law, Stephanie is one of our Food Standards advisory…

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Insights and resources

Champions of Innovation®

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. Our depth of experience ranges from managing large IP portfolios for international corporations, right through to protecting the ideas of start-ups, and everything in between. No matter the size of your organisation, James & Wells are here to be your dedicated Champions of Innovation®.

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.

Talk to us today about how we can work together.

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