Aoi Nawashiro, Partner

Ms. Nawashiro handles all aspects of trademark prosecution, including trademark clearance searches and providing availability and registrability opinions, opposition proceedings, and maintaining clients’ trademark portfolios. A native of Japan, she came to the U.S. as a Fulbright scholar to study U.S. and international copyright protection and began her practice in U.S. intellectual property law with an emphasis on trademark and copyright law in 1993 and joined Browdy and Neimark in 2002.


  • University of Tokyo, Bachelor of Law Degree
  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.


Ms. Nawashiro began her career has at the National Diet Library as a legislative research analyst, assisting Japanese parliament members in the area of copyright law, education, culture, and art law.  She has advised clients about copyright infringement and registration, anti-counterfeiting measures, parallel imports, and domain name use and enforcement and UDRP proceedings.  She has assisted clients in drafting and negotiating licensing agreements, employment agreements, and settlement agreements.  She has represented clients in Lanham Act unfair competition litigation and proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  Ms. Nawashiro is fluent in both Japanese and English.

Areas of Focus

  • Intellectual Property Law, Specialties include:
    • Trademark
    • Copyright


  • Member, Bar of District of Columbia
    • Intellectual Property Section (former co-chair of the copyright committee)
    • Arts Entertainment Media and Sports Law Section (former co-chair of the steering committee


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for District of Columbia

Activities and Affiliations

  • Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
  • International Trademark Association
Aoi Nawashiro

1625 K Street, N.W., Suite 550

Washington, D.C.  20006-1733

Tel:  202-628-5197

Fax:  202-737-3528