LISTED AS ONE OF THE BEST JAPANESE PATENT LAW FIRMS
ONE AND ONLY IN THE TOKAI AREA, JAPAN

For both Patents and Trademarks, Hiroe & Associates is the only firm in the Japan Tokai area that has been elected every year by worldwide firms as one of the most superior patent firms in Japan (according to the annual survey conducted by the internationally renowned IP magazine Managing Intellectual Property). As well in surveys done by other agencies, we have climbed global rankings as an excellent patent firm with exceptional practitioners, receiving extremely high evaluations from our clients.

QUALITY CONTROL SYSTEM,
PATENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Implementing our own unique quality control system which follows ISO standards, we work towards accident prevention, maintaining high-level quality, and further improving the quality of our services. We have also installed a full-scale patent management system which allows us to consistently track deadlines, such as statutory deadlines, etc. Further, in order for us service our clients smoothly, our entire office shares its information internally via local area network.

QUICK RESPONSE TO INQUIRIES AND
FAIR FEE SYSTEM

We believe our firm is unparalleled in response time to our clients' inquiries. Typically, we respond within one day of receiving an inquiry from our clients. In some parts of Asia and Oceania we customarily respond to the morning's correspondence before our business closes the day of. You can reach us by post, facsimile or e-mail. If suit your convenience our usual working hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) suit your convenience, we welcome you to call us. Our receptionist will happily field your calls in English and direct you to the proper staff member.
Also, we offer standard flat rate fees for services, allowing our clients to plan their budgets for intellectual property protection. Our location in Gifu, one of the main industrial corridors of Japan, allows our firm to offer reasonable fees.

A GROUP OF IP EXPERTS

Hiroe & Associates supports the intellectual property strategy of clients with a strong team of experts in all areas of specialization, including electronics, machines, chemistry, fibers, pharmaceutics, trademarks, design, and searches.

OUR REPUTATION

For both Patents and Trademarks, Hiroe & Associates is the only firm in the Japan Tokai area that has been elected every year by worldwide firms as one of the most superior firms in Japan (according to the annual survey conducted by the internationally renowned IP magazine Managing Intellectual Property). As well as in surveys done by other agencies, we have climbed global rankings as an excellent patent firm with exceptional practitioners, receiving extremely high evaluations from our clients.

AN OVERSEAS NETWORK THAT SPANS
THE GLOBE

Our firm serves clients from countries all around the world. There is no country that we can not work with.
We make an effort to send several representatives from our firm to annual international IP-related meetings held in various countries (APAA, INTA, etc.) in order to coordinate and exchange information with patent attorneys from around the world.

QUALITY CONTROL SYSTEM PATENT
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Implementing our own unique quality control system which follows ISO standards, we work towards accident prevention, maintaining high-level quality, and further improving the quality of our services. We also have a full-scale patent management system which allows us to consistently track deadlines, such as statutory deadlines, etc.

IP MANAGEMENT APPLICATION STRATEGY

In developing an enterprise, intellectual property plays an extremely important role. We provide strategy consulting to our clients on how best to use and manage their rights, as well as how to newly obtain rights for their intellectual property. Please feel free to consult with us even if your venture business does not have an internal IP department.

COMPANY OUTLINE

COMPANY NAMEHIROE AND ASSOCIATES, patent professional corporation
CHAIRMANTakenori HIROE
PARTNERMasanori HIROE
Satoshi HASHIMOTO
ADDRESS4-3, Usa 3-Chome, Gifu-City, JAPAN, 500-8368
TEL+81-58-276-2175
FAX+81-58-276-7011
E-mailintl_s@hiroe.co.jp
COMPANY NAME
(JAPANESE)
特許業務法人 広江アソシエイツ特許事務所
COMPANY LOGOHIROE AND ASSOCIATES Patent Professional Corporation
STAFF33 Members
Patent Attorneys, Chinese Trademark Representative,
Technical Experts, Professional Searchers, In-house Translators,
Clerks
HISTORYJune 1979 : Foundation of Hiroe Patent/Trademark Office
April 2007 : Incorporation as Hiroe & Associates, patent professional co.
June 2007 : Start of operations
June 2009 : 30 year anniversary since foundation

ACCESS

ACCESS

Situated in the heartland of the country
Gifu is one of Japan’s few inland prefectures, situated approximately in the center of the Japanese archipelago. It takes only an hour by train from the Central Japan International Airport(Centrair) to Gifu Prefecture.
Gifu is conveniently close to the three metropolises of Japan: It takes 1 hour and 40 minutes from Tokyo to Nagoya by bullet train (Shinkansen): 18 minutes from Nagoya to Gifu by local train; and 55 minutes from Osaka to Gifu by Shinkansen.