Those who are focussed on building a competitive business
realise the importance of understanding who their competitors are,
what they are doing and where they are doing it. Competitive
intelligence is knowledge that can give you an edge in your
By tracking the direction of Intellectual Property in your space
you can work out:
present & future markets for others
potential competing products/services
what rights you need to avoid infringing
who's new in the industry
who a suitable business partner could be
Once you have this valuable market intelligence, the next step
is to act on it, by planning:
how to work around other's rights
your R&D direction
how to block off a competitive space
what your branding strategies are
how to challenge others rights - successfully & cost
what your filing strategies are
whether you need to consider appropriate deal structures
any border control strategies
if ongoing intelligence gathering is needed
James & Wells Intellectual Property are experts in the
Competitive Intelligence field. We can provide tailored packages to
check on a regular basis where your competitors are at and work
with you to devise what to do with this indispensable information
-so you can have the competitive edge.
Contact us at James & Wells to discuss your options.
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guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought
about your specific circumstances.
James and Wells is the 2010 New Zealand Law Awards winner of
the Intellectual Property Law Award for excellence in client
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