IP litigation star promoted to Partner

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We are delighted to announce Jason Wach’s promotion to Partner.

Jason has specialised in IP litigation for 13 years. Before joining James & Wells in 2016, he worked with prominent IP litigation specialist Andrew Brown QC for five years and held litigation roles at two leading commercial law firms.

Managing Partner, Tim Walden says “Jason is a key member of our litigation team, which has been recognised as the largest dedicated IP litigation team in New Zealand. Jason combines vast technical expertise with an ability to really understand and advocate for clients. We are very happy to have him on board as a Partner.”

Jason has extensive experience acting for local and international businesses and assisting them with obtaining and enforcing IP rights. He has appeared as counsel (including as junior counsel to prominent senior counsel) in numerous proceedings at all levels of New Zealand Courts and tribunals including the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, IPONZ tribunals and the Copyright Tribunal.

Jason’s practice covers all areas of IP including patents, designs, copyright, trade marks, passing off and confidential information. His experience spans a wide range of industries, and includes alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation.

Jason is a regular contributor to the peer reviewed New Zealand Intellectual Property Journal and has been recognised as a Rising Star for two consecutive years by international publisher Managing Intellectual Property.