A focus on clients' goals has seen James & Wells Intellectual Property's attorneys retain their title of 'Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year' at the prestigious New Zealand Law Awards held last night in Auckland.
On top of taking out its specialist category, the firm - which has offices in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga and Christchurch - won the 'Legal Personnel Employer of Choice' award for the second time, and was a finalist in the 'Community Service in Law' category.
James & Wells Intellectual Property partner Simon Rowell says the award success reflects a lot of hard, innovative, and focused work by the firm's attorneys.
Taking out back to back awards in our specialist field tells potential clients, and the ones we already work with, that we consistently deliver cleverly thought out legal solutions.
James & Wells Intellectual Property was in the news this year when it offered free help to the Society of Beer Advocates in its battle with beer giant DB Breweries over the brewer's registration of the name 'radler' as a trade mark.
Some people are intimidated by the thought of dealing with lawyers and the complexity of trade marks and patents. So from the outset James & Wells' goal has been to change public perception of intellectual property law.
We aim to be personable and approachable, and our ability to provide clever, pragmatic...