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Our firm was established in 2003 under the slogan of "For the Arts" as a law firm that supports various artistic activities. Our practice focuses on representing clients in the arts and entertainment industries, including publishing, film, theater, music, and games, in contract negotiations, litigation and other dispute resolution, and providing advice on copyrights and other intellectual property rights.

We also focus on corporate legal services and dispute resolution for clients in a wide range of industries.

The attorneys at the firm place great importance on social contribution activities, and each of us is actively involved in bar association committees and other pro bono activities (public interest activities) with their own agenda.

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Media June 3, 2021 "Entertainment Law Practice" co-authored by members of our office and Takagicho Law Office will be published by Koubundou.

Media May 1, 2021 Kentaro Okamoto's column "Everything You Need to Know about Copyright Q&A Vol. 33" is published in the June issue of SENDENKAIGI. The theme is “NFT(Non-Fungible Token)”.

Media April 30, 2021 Staff of our firm, Kamioka Mana's co-authored book, "Exploring the Culture of Enthusiasts: From the Perspective of Serious Leisure", has been published by Nakanishiya Publishing Co.

Media April 29, 2021 Comment by Rika Suzuki on the cancellation of Tokyo Olympics and events is published in the morning edition of the Tokyo Shimbun.

Media April 27, 2021 Q&A with Kensaku Fukui, "Olympic Reporting Conflicts~Event and the Limits of Information Control" appeared on Nikkei XTrends.

Media April 26, 2021 An interview with Kensaku Fukui on the crisis of performing arts and the archive business appeared in NHK's "Science & Culture Journal".

Media April 16, 2021 Kensaku Fukui will speak at the Digital Archives Society of Japan's online symposium "Official Release of Portrait Rights Guidelines and Future Prospects" (registration required).

Media April 19, 2021 The Society for Digital Archive's "Guidelines for Rights of Publicity," with the participation of Kensaku Fukui, Ayuko Hashimoto, and Kuninori Matsuzawa, has been officially released. April 26, Kensaku Fukui appeared in the online session "Official Release of the Publicity Rights Guidelines and Future Prospects".

Media April 17, 2021 Nikkei Shimbun Digital Edition published Kensaku Fukui's comment on the internet resale issue.

Media April 16, 2021 Kensaku Fukui appeared as a guest commentator on TV Asahi's "Hodo Station".

Others April, 2021 Best Lawyers has published the 2022 edition. Kensaku Fukui (for Intellectual Property Law, Media and Entertainment Law)and Ninoseki Tatsuo (for Media and Entertainment Law)are selected as the Best Lawyers in Japan.

Others April 14, 2021 The results of the " Intellectual Property Officers Meeting in Southeast Asia" hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which Hajime Idei attended on March 15 have been released.

Media From April 10, 2021 "DESIGN MUSEUM BOX Exhibition" was held at Ginza Sony Park in cooperation with Association for Design-DESIGN MUSEUM, where Rika Suzuki serves as a director.
*Due to the declaration of state of emergency, the exhibition has ended on Saturday, April 24.

Media April 9, 2021 NHK "Good Morning Japan" introduced the Agency for Cultural Affairs "EPAD" project, in which Kensaku Fukui and Yuki Tajima serve as executive committee and staff members. Also, an interview with Kensaku Fukui and a detailed explanation of the project appeared in the morning edition of the Nikkei Shimbun on April 19.

Media April 1, 2021 Kentaro Okamoto's column "Everything You Need to Know about Copyright Q&A Vol. 32" is published in the May issue of SENDENKAIGI. The theme is “imitation of creation methods”.

Media Mar 31, 2021 A special column by Kensaku Fukui "Urgent Performing Arts Archive and Digital Theater Project (EPAD Project)" was published in enpaku book No. 117.

Media Mar 30, 2021 Mainichi Media Cafe featuring Kensaku Fukui was published in the Mainichi Shimbun morning edition.

Media Mar 26, 2021 National Diet Library's e-Depository System Council, in which Fukui Kensaku serves as Acting Chairman and Chairman of the Subcommittee on e-Publications and e-Magazines, has released its reports.

Media Mar 18, 2021  NHK News Web published a comment by Kensaku Fukui on the high court ruling in the JASRAC and Music School case.

Media Mar 16, 2021 Nikkei XTrend published Q&A with Kensaku Fukui, "How much freedom is there in borrowing ideas? - Considering the limits of plagiarism" .

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May 27, 2021  Kensaku Fukui will speak at the seminar "Recent Copyright Amendments and Copyright for the DX Era" hosted by VIPO (online).

April 21, 2021  Yuki Tajima will give a presentation on "Archiving and Online Streaming of Stage Performance" at the New Cultural Policy Project "2021 Study Group Series".

May 27, 2021  Kensaku Fukui's lecture for all department "Copyright and Culture/Media Contracts" at Nihon University College of Art has started.

April 14, 2021  Kensaku Fukui will give a lecture on "Copyright Licensing Practices" at Content Tokyo 2021 (registration required).

April 13, 2021  A Series of lectures "Intellectual Property Theory" by Rika Suzuki started at the Faculty of Design, Tokyo University of Technology.

April 6, 2021  Kentaro Okamoto gave an online lecture of copyright basics at Meiji Pharmaceutical University (for students).

April 2, 2021  An interview with Kensaku Fukui was published in "WE MUST GO ON 2 - Theatre Performers' 2020".

April 1, 2021  Toshiaki Kobayashi is appointed as a lecturer at Chuo University, Faculty of Global Informatics (Civil Law [Information Property Law]).

Mar 15, 2021  Hajime Idei attended the "Intellectual Property Officers in Southeast Asia Meeting" organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, and exchanged opinions with intellectual property officers from Southeast Asian embassies on how to deal with piracy.

Mar 13, 2021  the EPAD (Emergency Performing Arts Archiving and Digital Theater Project), joined by Kensaku Fukui and Yuki Tajima, will hold a summary symposium (watch online).

Mar 12, 2021  Ayuko Hashimoto will give an online lecture titled "Basics of Copyright Law - Information Management in the Age with Corona" at the "3rd Corporate Legal Training Seminar" hosted by the Tokyo Judicial Scriveners Association.

Mar 11, 2021  Kensaku Fukui will speak at the Mainichi Media Cafe "The Age of Crisis and Digital Archives: Think about the Necessity and Possibility of Portrait Rights Guidelines".

March 2, 2021  Kensaku Fukui will appear at the "National Film Material Archive Summit 2021" and will give a lecture on issues related to archive and publication (online).

Mar 1, 2021  Kensaku Fukui's lecture at the Japan National Press Club entitled "The Manace of Online Piracy", is now available on YouTube.

Feb 26, 2021  The "J-LODlive Subsidy Definitive Inspection Study Session" will be held online with Kosuke Terauchi as the instructor.

Feb 26, 2021  Kensaku Fukui will give a lecture at IMART2021 (details to follow).

Feb 25, 2021  Kensaku Fukui gave a lecture entitled "Preparing for Event Cancellation and Alternative Measures for Crisis" at Chiba City Cultural Center.

Feb 18, 2021  Kensaku Fukui will speak on "The Possibilities and Limitations of Video Distribution" at the Performing Arts Collaboration Forum, Geidankyo (online).

Feb 15-28, 2021  Kensaku Fukui will give a lecture on "Digital Archiving of Performing Arts" at the Kobunkyo Art Management Workshop (online).

Jan 28, 2021  Kensaku Fukui will give an online speech entitled "How to go beyond the live event crisis" at the Japan 2.5 Dimension Musical Association (members only).

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