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Jin Yoshikawa


Adams and Reese

Jin Yoshikawa is a member of the Adams and Reese Global IP team and has an IP litigation practice that focuses on federal trademark and anti-counterfeiting cases in courts throughout the United States, trademark cases before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeals Board, and other cases involving IP rights. Jin has years of experience serving diverse and global clients, including multinational pharmaceutical companies, doctors and hospital systems, beverage manufacturers, tech ventures, advertising agencies, and online content providers. Jin is a member of the Emerging Leaders Program of the United States-Japan Council and the Japan-America Society of Tennessee. He received his Bachelor of Science from Columbia University, studying Computer Science with a specialty in Artificial Intelligence. He received his law degree from Vanderbilt University, where he served as the editor in chief of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law and received a Scholastic Excellence Award in Professor Daniel Gervais’s class, Robots, AI & the Law. Before practicing law, Jin was a consultant at Bain & Company, advising a U.S. company on the Japanese market. For six years, he was also a producer on bilingual film, television, and commercial sets.

Recent Articles by Jin Yoshikawa

Straight to the Prompt: IP Lawyers Must Develop AI Skills NOW

In September 2023, one man grabbed the authors’ attention with his astonishing story about defending his trademark registration from an opposition by professional trademark attorneys using ChatGPT. His months-long battle began in December 2022, less than a month after the public launch of the now infamous AI chatbot. Nine months later, Jamiel Sheikh — an entrepreneur, tech-guru, and adjunct professor — survived the pressure from formal proceedings and obtained a settlement from his opposer without spending a dime. As young trademark attorneys, we were horrified yet extremely curious about what he had done. This article is the result of speaking with Sheikh about his experience and the evolving needs and expectations of sophisticated legal service consumers.