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Sawako Furusho

Associate, Paris

Sawako specialises in intellectual property law (trademarks, patents, industrial designs and copyright) and contract law, in both advisory and litigation.
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Sawako advises clients in various industrial sectors, such as telecommunications, industrials and pharmaceuticals, and handles both domestic and cross-border issues.

She has particular expertise in patent and trade mark infringement issues, licensing, commercial contract law and dispute management.

Prior to joining DWF, Sawako worked in the IP/IT department and the litigation/arbitration department of French law firms in Paris, where she advised clients on IP/IT and commercial litigation issues. She also advised many Japanese companies in setting up and development of their business in France.

She graduated from the Paris II – Panthéon-Assas University (Master 2 in Industrial Property Law and Master 2 in International Economic Law). She also holds Bachelor’s degrees from Keio University in Tokyo (Political Science and Commerce).

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