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Dr Hiroko Onishi

Senior Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Law Programme Level 6
Law School

Room 432 Law School
Kingston University
Kingston Hill
Kingston Upon Thames

+44 (0)20 8417 9000 Ext: 65407


Hiroko started working at Kingston in 2010. She taught previously as a part-time lecturer in Law on the LLB and the LLM level at School of Law, University of Southampton, where she awarded her PhD degree.  She also taught business law at Winchester University.


Comparative Trade Mark Law, Intellectual Property Law, Unfair Competition Law, and Law of Tort.

Research Interest(s)

Hiroko's main area of research is on Comparative Trade Mark Law and IP law.  She is particularly interested in the well-known trade mark protection and the trade mark functions.  She also has an great interest in Tort – ‘stress at work’ cases.


 Law of Tort, Intellectual Property Law


Member of The Society of Legal Scholars (SLS).

Competition Law Association (CLA).


Recent Publications

Number of items: 11.


Onishi, Hiroko (2016) Regulating technology - private misuse of drones and protection of privacy. Entertainment Law Review, 27(5), pp. 175-178. ISSN (print) 0959-3799

Onishi, Hiroko (2013) The online defamation maze: are we finding a way out? International Review of Law, Computers & Technology, 27(1-2), pp. 200-212. ISSN (print) 1360-0869

Onishi, Hiroko (2012) Defamation in cyberspace: a Japanese perspective. Computer Law & Security Review, 28(6), pp. 687-695. ISSN (print) 0267-3649

Onishi, Hiroko (2011) Personal avatar identity theft in Japan: the role of the Japanese copyright law. Entertainment Law Review, 22(1), pp. 17-21. ISSN (print) 0959-3799

Onishi, Hiroko (2011) Revisiting the Japanese Unfair Competition Law: post-Bellure. European Intellectual Property Review, 33(6), pp. 368-374. ISSN (print) 0142-0461

Onishi, Hiroko (2011) The "right to privacy": a Japanese perspective. Communications Law, 16(2), pp. 70-78. ISSN (print) 1746-7616

Onishi, Hiroko (2010) Japanese courts impose a limited scope of liability on ISPs for damages. Entertainment Law Review, 21(7), pp. 287-289. ISSN (print) 0959-3799

Onishi, Hiroko (2010) "Stress at work" in English law: a Japanese perspective. Professional Negligence, 26(3), pp. 140-148. ISSN (print) 1746-6709


Onishi, Hiroko (2013) Well-known trade marks: a comparative study of Japan and the EU. London, U.K. : Routledge. 320p. (Routledge Research in Intellectual Property) ISBN 9780415521314

Conference or Workshop Item

Collingwood, Lisa and Onishi, Hiroko (2011) Privacy in cyberworld : why lock the gate after the horse has bolted? In: 26th Annual British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association (BILETA) Conference; 11-12 Apr 2011, Manchester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Onishi, Hiroko (2011) Re-visiting 'trade mark use' : a Japanese perspective. In: Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Annual Conference 2011: Law in politics, politics in law; 05 - 08 Sep 2011, Cambridge, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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