Mr Takenori Hiroe > Hiroe & Associates > Gifu, Japan > Lawyer Profile

Hiroe & Associates
4-3, USA 3-CHOME
GIFU CITY 500-8368
Takenori Hiroe photo

Work Department

Patents, Copyright, Unfair Competition, Customs Infringement.


Chairman/Patent Attorney/Partner.


Takenori HIROE graduated from Gifu University with a degree in textile engineering in 1971. Immediately after graduation, he began working in research and development at Japan Vilene Company, Ltd. in Tokyo. He obtained his patent attorney’s license in l978, and in 1979 he returned to Gifu to open his practice. Takenori Hiroe was a member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association’s International Activity Committee, Trademark Committee, Copyright Committee, Unfair Competition Prevention Law Committee and IP Enforcement Facilitation Committee. He was also an adjunct professor at Gifu University, and regularly gave lectures at Intellectual Property seminars.

1998 Delivered a lecture regarding Japanese Intellectual Property System at AIPLA conference in Florida
Apr. 2001-present Member of Gifu Ethos Rotary Club
Jun 26 2001 Received JPO Commissioner’s award (for distinguished services in industrial property rights)
Feb 2004-present Registered as an IP Law infringement lawsuit counsel
Apr 2005-present Serving as an adjunct professor at Gifu university
Apr 2006-2007 Member of Conference on Brinks countermeasures against materials that infringe the Unfair Competition Prevention Law, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Nov 2009 Held the 30th anniversary event of H&A
Jun 2011 Recommended by the Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office to be a receiver of a Medal of Merit, and was awarded a Yellow Ribbon Medal by the Emperor of Japan.


English, Japanese.



Lawyer Rankings

Japan > Intellectual property: Independent local firms

Hiroe & Associates provides a diverse range of IP services, including patents, trademarks, copyright, unfair competition and prosecution. Chairman and managing partner Takenori Hiroe has experience in all areas of IP, and particularly focuses on unfair competition cases and IP rights disputes. He co-leads the team with managing partner Masanori Hiroe, who handles trademark applications, appeals, cancellations, and oppositions; and Satoshi Hashimoto, who works on patent infringement suits, internet-related copyright infringement cases, and contract drafting.