Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Christchurch IP specialists welcome new legal talent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

4th September 2014

Christchurch IP specialists welcome on board new legal talent

CHRISTCHURCH – September 1, 2014: Intellectual property firm, James & Wells, have announced the appointment of Stephanie Melbourne as a new solicitor in the trade mark team of their Christchurch office.

Stephanie brings to the role a strong background in marketing, sponsorship and consumer law, advertising law, food law, the Fair Trading Act and related commercial matters.

With experience on both sides of the Tasman, she has in-house legal experience with Lion Nathan and Carlton & United Breweries.

Educated at Canterbury University, Stephanie’s role will see her handling associated commercial and corporate matters regarding trade mark, copyright and unfair competition.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons), a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Media and Communications), and is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and the Supreme Court of Victoria.

She is also a committee member of the Canterbury Women’s Legal Association Inc and is the acting Director (External Relations) New Zealand, for the Brewers Association of Australia & New Zealand.

Stephanie will work alongside the firm’s commercialisation team, which has seen remarkable growth in the past two years.

James & Wells have been based in Christchurch for more than fifteen years and also have offices in Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga.

“Canterbury and the South Island in general have been largely ignored by the other large national IP firms, who have had no significant physical presence in Christchurch in the last 10 years,” says foundation partner, Ceri Wells.

“James & Wells on the other hand, regards the region as being an essential driver of its growth, as there are so many opportunities in the region where our expertise can lead to greater commercial success for innovative businesses.”

Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Half Empty: Fonterra's 2017 Opening Forecast Below Expectations

Fonterra Cooperative Group raised its forecast farmgate milk payout for next season by less than expected as the world's largest dairy exporter predicts lower prices will crimp production and supply will pick up. The New Zealand dollar fell. More>>

ALSO:

Pest Control: Mouse Blitz Team Leaves For Antipodes

The Million Dollar Mouse project to rid Antipodes Island of mice is underway with the departure of a rodent eradication team to the remote nature reserve and World Heritage Area. More>>

Gongs Got: Canon Media Awards & NZ Radio Awards Happen

Radio NZ: RNZ website The Wireless, which is co-funded by NZ On Air, was named best website, while Toby Manhire and Toby Morris won the best opinion general writing section for their weekly column on rnz.co.nz and Tess McClure won the best junior feature writer section. More>>

ALSO:

Pre-Budget: Debt Focus Risks Losing Opportunity To Stoke Economy

The Treasury is likely to upgrade its forecasts for economic growth in Budget 2016 next week but Finance Minister Bill English has already signalled that more of his focus is on debt repayment than on fiscal stimulus or tax cuts... More>>

ALSO:

Fulton Hogan's Heroes: Managing Director Nick Miller Resigns

Fulton Hogan managing director Nick Miller will leave the privately owned construction company after seven years in charge. The Dunedin-based company has kicked off a search for a replacement, and Miller will stay on at the helm until March next year, or until a successor has been appointed and a transition period completed. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Electricity, Executions, And Bob Dylan

The Electricity Authority has unveiled the final version of its pricing plan for electricity transmission. This will change the way transmission prices (which comprise about 10% of the average power bill) are computed, and will add hundreds of dollars a year to power bills for many ordinary consumers. More>>

ALSO:

Half Empty: Fonterra NZ, Australia Milk Collection Drops In Season

Fonterra Cooperative Group says milk collection is down in New Zealand and Australia, its two largest markets, in the first 11 months of the season during a period of weak dairy prices. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news