Dr Hiroko Onishi

About

After I completed a PhD in Law at University of Southampton, I joined Kingston University in 2010. 

My main area of research is in intellectual Property Law, in particular, well-known trade marks. My monograph 'Well-known Trade Marks: A Comparative Analysis of Japan and the EU (Routledge)' examines the efficacy of well-known trade mark protection in Japan and EU. 

I am also interested in Law of Tort, the employer's liabilities on occupational stress-related illness cases and online privacy/defamation issues.  I have published a number of articles based on these topics.  I am currently working on the work-related stress caused by remote working after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

I am a module leader for Law of Tort and Intellectual Property Law.  The Intellectual Property Law module received the Best employability embedded module for 2015.  I received the Best Lecturer Award in 2015, the Best Personal Tutor Award in 2015 and 2016. 

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Law

Qualifications

  • LLB
  • LLM (Southampton)
  • PhD (Southampton)

Teaching and learning

I am module leader for LL4304 Law of Tort and LL6194 Intellectual Property Law.

Qualifications and expertise

  • HEA

Undergraduate courses taught

Research

My main area of research is in intellectual Property Law, in particular, well-known trade marks. My monograph 'Well-known Trade Marks: A Comparative Analysis of Japan and the EU (Routledge)' examines the efficacy of well-known trade mark protection in Japan and EU. 

I am also interested in Law of Tort, the employer's liabilities on occupational stress-related illness cases and online privacy/defamation issues.  I have published a number of articles based on these topics.  I am currently working on the work-related stress caused by remote working after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Areas of specialism

  • Trade Mark Law
  • Comparative trade mark law
  • Patentability of Pharmaceuticals
  • Law of Tort

Publications

Business, knowledge transfer and international

Qualifications and PROFESSIONAL expertise

  • PhD in Law