Hiroe & Associates


HIROE AND ASSOCIATES (H&A) has been providing IP legal services since Takenori Hiroe founded the firm in 1979. Mr Hiroe graduated from Gifu University with a degree in textile engineering in 1971 and began working in research and development at Japan Vilene Company Ltd in Tokyo. He obtained his patent attorney’s licence in 1978 and in 1979 he returned to Gifu to open his practice.

Since then, the firm has grown into an organisation with clients and associates all over the world. With the success of its international section attributable to the individual skills of each section member, the firm’s service continues to perform and improve. In 2011 Mr Hiroe received a Medal of Merit award from the emperor of Japan, personally recommended by the commissioner of the Japan Patent Office, for his longstanding services as a patent attorney.

Led by Mr Hiroe, the team of experienced patent attorneys, technical specialists, administrative staff and in-house translators is trusted by our clients worldwide thanks to our precision, speed, reliability and cost performance, and is fully proficient in all areas of intellectual property.

The firm has been recognised as one of the top patent prosecution firms in Japan by various legal publications and is continually practising its management philosophy – namely, to contribute to the growth and prosperity of the clients.

Areas of Expertise

Patents, utility models, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright, unfair competition, licensing, searches, prosecution, litigation, opinions, maintenance, renewal, technology transfer, counselling, and more.

IP Experts



4-3, Usa 3-chome

Gifu City 500-8368






Contact Person:

Masanori Hiroe





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