Did you know......we have been ranked highly by WTR 1000 - the World's Leading Trademark Professionals

Profession:James & Wells Intellectual Property

James & Wells is ranked highly internationally by WTR 1000

WTR 1000 2012 - The World's Leading Trade Mark Professional magazine - has ranked James & Wells IP services highly based on their research interviews for the IP work we have undertaken for clients in New Zealand and internationally in the last year. Here's what they say about our firm:

This dedicated boutique is renowned for its staunch representation of major local clients, as well as for its personalised and tailored service. The influential team provides a full range of prosecution1 services, including searches, registration, monitoring and protection strategies. A separate group deals exclusively with disputes and litigation, advising on infringement2, revocation3 and opposition4 proceedings, on top of domain name disputes and alternative dispute resolution. The litigation outfit boasts substantial experience in creating anti-counterfeiting strategies and advising on surveillance, drafting, filing customs notices and resultant civil court action. Ian Finch is a key player in litigation and frequently appears before the High Court, the Supreme Court and the New Zealand Intellectual Property Office. He is particularly skilful at representing companies in the engineering, manufacturing and construction industries; Golden Homes and Illinois Tool Works are among his clients.


1 The carrying out of a legal proceeding. The prosecution of a patent application refers to the process of filing the documents constituting the application and the process of examination of the application. 2Refers to the commission of a prohibited act with respect to a patented invention without permission from the patentee. In New Zealand, the Deed of Letters Patent confers on the patentee a monopoly to make, use, vend or exercise the invention in New Zealand. Performing any of these acts without the permission of the patentee will amount to an infringement if the patent is current and...

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