Edward Chen

Areas of Expertise

Trade Marks, Fair Trade
Qualifications & Memberships
  • Master of Laws (Intellectual Property and Technology Law)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Political Studies and History)
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
  • Australian Registered Trade Mark Attorney
  • Member - New Zealand Law Society

About Edward

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.


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.