Tara Akinwande
Tara Akinwande


Tara Akinwande is an associate with Innis Law Group. She has significant experience counseling clients on a wide range of trademark, copyright, advertising, and marketing law issues. She is skilled in global trademark portfolio management and enforcement, drafting and negotiating contracts, and domain-name dispute resolution.

Tara has been particularly involved in handling matters for entertainment and media clients. She provides business minded legal counsel to these clients via her multifarious experience that includes structuring, drafting, and reviewing agreements for the film and advertising industries.


Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2015

Pepperdine University, B.A., 2012

  • Integrated Marketing Communication


Illinois, 2015


International Trademark Association (INTA)

Copyright Society of the USA

Minority Corporate Counsel Association

Chicago Women in IP


  • Tara draws on her music industry and fashion marketing experience, which includes having interned for a
    record label and worked for a fashion website and blog.
  • Tara serves on INTA’s 2018-2019 Public and Media Relations Committee and on ChiWIP’s 2018-2019
    Outreach Committee.