Takenori Hiroe

Chair at Hiroe & Associates

Takenori Hiroe is the founding partner of Hiroe & Associates and a former member of the Japanese Patent Attorneys Association’s International Activity Committee, Trademark Committee, Copyright Committee, Unfair Competition Prevention Law Committee and IP Enforcement Facilitation Committee. In 2011 he received the Medal of Merit from the emperor of Japan for his longstanding services as a patent attorney. He was an adjunct professor at Gifu University until 2017 and he still regularly gives extracurricular IP seminars at that university.


  • Chair, managing partner and patent attorney
  • Head of all IP practice areas

Areas of expertise

  • Chemistry (textile engineering)

Typical work and attributes

  • IP rights disputes (eg, infringement cases in all areas of intellectual property, including copyright, warning letters etc), unfair competition cases, consultancy on licensing and joint development agreements
  • Insightfulness and ability to instantly understand the content of a case, grasp the points of dispute and come up with the best solution


  • Asian Patent Attorneys Association
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys
  • International Trademark Association
  • Japan Intellectual Property Association
  • Japan Patent Attorneys Association

Professional associations

  • INTA
  • APAA

Firm details

Hiroe & Associates
Usa 3-Chome
Gifu 500-8368

Contact details

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