Masashi Kurose
Patent Attorney
President of Kurose IP Management Office


Masashi Kurose graduated from the Department of Production and Mechanical Engineering, Kyoto Institute of Technology in 1970. After working for a machine manufacturer, he joined Kyowa Patent and Law Office in 1977 and registered as a patent attorney in the same year.
He also enrolled in the doctoral course of Hitotsubashi University Graduate School in 2000.
He is now an international counsellor of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association, an auditor-secretary of the Licensing Executives Society Japan, a Working Group member for the International Intellectual Property Protection Forum and a lecturer at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School. He worked as a visiting professor in the IP master’s program at the Specialist Graduate School, Tokyo University of Science from 2005 to 2017.
He possesses vast experience of IP disputes settlement in Asia.
He has been awarded the Yellow Ribbon Medal in 2006 and the Special Award from the Intellectual Property Association of Japan in 2009. He contributed to promoting the exchange of IP specialists between Japan and China for over 20 years and was recognized for such contribution the All China Patent Agents Association in 2012. He was honored with the APAA Enduring Awards for Engaging, Contributing and Loyalty from the Asian Attorneys Association in 2014.
“Trademark Anti-counterfeiting in Asia and the Pacific Rim” 2001 International Trademark Association Special Report
“The Present and Future of Japan’s Utility Model System”, Liber Amicorum for Guntram Rahn, October 2011, Wolter Kluwer Law and Business
“The Japanese Designs Regime, 2014” World Trademark Review magazine
“Anti-Counterfeiting 2012, Japan”, “Anti-Counterfeiting 2013, Japan”, “Anti-Counterfeiting 2014, Japan” World Trademark Review magazine