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Kozo Yabe, Japanese Lawyer. Member American Bar Association (associate), Society of the Study of Design Law, Daiichi Tokyo BarAssn., American Society of International Law, Japan American Society of Chicago, John E. Cribbet Society.


Yabe, Kozo was born on January 22, 1962 in Tokyo. Son of Tetsuo and Tomoko (Hirayama) Yabe.


Chuo University (Bachelor of Laws, 1985). Legal Training and Research Institute (1991). University of Illinois College of Law (Master of Laws, 1994).

Spoken languages: Japanese and English.


Worked at Yuasa and Hara (Tokyo) specializing in General and International Practice. Corporation, Banking and Investment, Patent and Trademark Law. Litigation.

Admitted to the bar, 1991, Japan.

Member: First Tokyo Bar Association. Clients include major Japanese companies and leading foreign banks and companies doing business in Japan. Currently staffed with 200, including lawyers, patent attorneys, chartered accountants, paralegals, technical persons and other supporting staff.


Member American Bar Association (associate), Japan Patent Attorney Association, Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Japan Trademark Association (vice chairman legal system committee since 1998, board directors), Law and Computer Association (Japan), Copyright Law Association (Japan), Association for Protection of Intellectual Property (board directors since 2007), International Trademark Association, License Executive Society.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: study of history, golf, classical music.


Tetsuo Yabe

Tomoko (Hirayama) Yabe