Townsend Braves New Frontier With Tokyo Office

Law360, New York (April 24, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Marking the firm’s first international step, intellectual property boutique Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP has decided to expand its operations and establish an outpost in Tokyo, Japan.

Townsend announced the launch on Monday, marking the firm’s only foreign expansion throughout its nearly 150-year history.

The affiliated Tokyo office, which will be known as the Townsend IP Law Office, will be spearheaded by special counsel Hitoshi Akiba, a Japanese patent lawyer and member of the New York Bar.

"The opening of the Tokyo office represents a...
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