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Edward Chen


Edward is a Taiwanese born and New Zealand educated trade mark lawyer with a background in commercial law. The majority of Edward’s work concerns trade mark law and practice, with a particular focus on registering and clearing trade marks for use in Mandarin-speaking countries. 

Being proficient in Mandarin and English, Edward puts his bi-lingual skills to good use advising New Zealand clients on trade mark issues in China and Taiwan, and advising Chinese clients on Australasian trade mark and legal issues. 

When he isn’t working, Edward likes playing soccer, tennis, travelling and maintaining his prowess in piano, violin and clarinet.


Qualifications and memberships

  • Master of Laws specialising in Intellectual Property and Technology Law from National University Singapore 
  • Bachelor of Law (Honours) from The University of Auckland 
  • Bachelor of Arts – Political Studies and History from The University of Auckland 
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand 


Prior to joining James & Wells, Edward gained experience working as a solicitor in a general practice conveyancing firm and a corporate boutique firm. Before that he also worked as legal counsel at Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. in Taiwan.