February 15, 2023

James & Wells awarded gold banding in WTR 1000 2023 rankings, six individuals ranked


We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a gold band in World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 2023. WTR 1000 describes the gold band as ‘Firms and individuals that attract the most positive comments from sources and undertake the most sophisticated work.’

WTR 1000 says: “Priding itself on being the only independent IP firm with offices on both sides of the Tasman Sea, James & Wells provides a reassuringly holistic IP offering: IP due diligence, gap analyses, brand evaluation and trade mark regulatory compliance are all dispatched with alacrity and poise. The well-trained personnel are “friendly, knowledgeable and organised, offering succinct, clear instructions and coherent tactics”. Another observer is impressed with the “timeliness and sophistication of the instructions”. The outfit’s dedicated and multilingual Asia division often collaborates with IP firms across the Asia-Pacific to come up with branding strategies that can be applied to the whole region.”

As well as the gold band in prosecution and strategy and a highly recommended firm in enforcement and litigation, six leading James & Wells practitioners have been recognised by WTR 1000 2023 as Recommended Individuals. Please join us in congratulating the following James & Wells experts:

Ceri Wells, Partner, Trade marks

Tim Walden, Managing Partner, Trade marks

Carrick Robinson, Partner, Trade marks

Gus Hazel, Partner, Litigation

Jason Wach, Partner, Litigation

Ben Cain, Senior Associate, Trade marks

Partner Ceri Wells says: “It is great to once again be recognised in WTR 1000. This is a testament to our trade mark team which is the most experienced trade mark team in New Zealand. We’re incredibly proud to have a team of world leading trade mark experts at James & Wells. WTR’s strong review captures our commitment to our client service.”

WTR 1000 – the World’s Leading Trademark Professionals – a unique guide that identifies the top trade mark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trade mark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.



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