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Tomoe Takahashi

Senior Associate

Tomoe Takahashi
English, Japanese
Practice Group

Tomoe assists her Japanese clients with protecting and structuring stronger intellectual property portfolios around the world.

Tomoe focuses on multi-jurisdictional intellectual property enforcement and portfolio management. She also advises clients on intellectual property licensing and other intellectual property aspects of transactions. Tomoe has a broad range of industry experience ranging from foodstuff, electrical appliances, and automobiles manufacturers, to social media and heavy industry/energy companies.

Tomoe's day to day work includes enforcing clients' intellectual property rights and advising clients on anti-counterfeiting measures around the world, filing and prosecuting trademark applications, conducting trademark clearance searches, advising on trademark availability and eligibility for registration, conducting intellectual property portfolio audits and reviewing intellectual property licensing. Tomoe is a Solicitor and Barrister of the High Court of New Zealand and a Solicitor of Senior Courts of England and Wales. 

Tomoe is currently seconded to the intellectual property and product liability groups in our European offices.

Representative experience

Tomoe regularly visits her clients' premises to conduct an audit of their brand portfolio and advises on how to structure a stronger brand.

Tomoe worked on various joint-venture deals around the world, and advised on the creation of new brands as well as on the transfer of intellectual property to the new companies.

Education and admissions


  • LL.B (Hons), Victoria University of Wellington

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New Zealand
  • England and Wales
  • Japan - Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association (Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi)
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