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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 Sep 19, 2021 Kensaku Fukui will give a talk about copyright and his favorite music and books with Takashi Matsuo on NHK-FM's "Talking with Matsuodo.

Media Sep 2021 our staff Siyuan Li's research paper on "Kimetsu no Yaiba" related anime tourism is published in Waseda University GSICCS's journal Transcommunication.

Others Sep 17, 2021 Agency for Cultural Affairs started roundtable meetings for the "Establishment of Appropriate Contractual Relations in the Field of Culture and the Arts," of which Kensaku Fukui serve as a committee member.

Media Sep 13, 2021 An interview on our latest publication “Entertainment Law Practice” (Koubundo, 2021) is published on Business Lawyers.

Media Sep 8, 2021 Ayuko Hashimoto's article on Personal Information Protection Law, "What is Personal Information?” has been published on J-Net21.

Media Sep 1, 2021 Kentaro Okamoto's column "Everything You Need to Know about Copyright Q&A Vol. 37" is published in the September issue of SENDENKAIGI. The theme is “use of patterns”.

Others Aug 2021 Kensaku Fukui was appointed as a councilor of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Literature.

Media Aug 31, 2021 Ryutaro Nakagawa commented on the Intellectual Property High Court's decision on the Matsumotokiyoshi sound trademark in Asahi Shimbun morning edition.

Media Aug 27, 2021 Kensaku Fukui commented on the Nirvana's album cover issue on NTV's "Sukkiri".

Media Aug 25, 2021 A Book review of "Entertainment Law Practice" is published in the September issue of Jurist.

Media Aug 2021 Ayuko Hashimoto's "Copyright for Online Seminars" appeared in the September 2021 issue of Educational Music (elementary school, junior and high school edition) published by Ongaku-no Tomo-sha.

Media Aug 10, 2021 Nikkei Cross Trends published a Q&A with Kensaku Fukui entitled "Entering the Era of Collective Management of Rights? The Government's Blueprint of Expanded Centralized Licensing".

Media Aug 4, 2021 Article by Ayuko Hashimoto on the revised Civil Law is published in J-Net21.

Media Aug 3, 2021 Toshiaki Kobayashi's column part 3 "Avoiding being suspected as Plagiarism - Some Tips on Music Copyright" is published on BIG UP! zine.

Media Aug 1, 2021 Kentaro Okamoto's column "Everything You Need to Know about Copyright Q&A Vol. 36" is published in the September issue of SENDENKAIGI. The theme is “Tips for Satire Cartoons”.

Media July 31, 2021 The evening edition of the Osaka Yomiuri Shimbun published Kensaku Fukui‘s comment on high price resale issue.

Media July 20, 2021 Toshiaki Kobayashi's column part 2 "Blind spot of ‘YouTube Monetization’ Be careful about using free music, library music, and typebeats!" is published on BIG UP!zine.

Media July 16, 2021 Kensaku Fukui will be a guest commentator for TV Asahi's "Hodo Station".

Others July 13, 2021 Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters, where Hajime Idei is a member, has published「The Intellectual Promotion Strategy 2021」.

Others July 11, 2021 The Chinese version of "Ask Iwata: Words of Wisdom from Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's Legendary CEO" (Iwata-San), translated by our staff Siyuan Li is published.


Oct 15, 2021  Kensaku Fukui will give a lecture entitled "Blur it or not? ~A Trial of Portrait Rights Guidelines and Future Prospects" at Copyright Research and Information Center (CRIC).

Oct 13, 2021  Kensaku Fukui will give a seminar on Artistic and Cultural Resources and Digital Copyright at Ritsumeikan University (available online).

Oct 6, 2021  Hajime Idei will speak at seminar "Content Strategy Adapted to the Digital Age and the Latest Trends in Copyright Law and Related Policies" hosted by the Japan Planning Institute (registration required).

Oct 6, 2021  Kensaku Fukui will give a guest lecture at Tokyo College of Music entitled "Live Event Crisis and Legal Support for DX Response" (for students).

From Oct 6, 2021  Kensaku Fukui's conversation at MAGUS "Art and Business" will be available online (limited period only).

Sep 28, 2021  Toshiaki Kobayashi will give 4-part lecture series on “Performer’s Rights and the Contents Business” hosted by CRIC (registration required).

Sep 23, 2021  Kuninori Matsuzawa gave a lecture on Introduction to Business Law at Tokyo Medical and Dental University Entrepreneurship Program.

Aug 23, 2021  Kensaku Fukui gave a lecture entitled "Copyright in the Digital Age" at Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center Kansai Branch (Online).

July 15, 2021  Yuki Tajima gave a lecture entitled "Contracts Series Lectures in the Performing Arts 2021 - Towards a Sustainable Creative Environment, Part 1 (Basic)" host by the Open Network of Performing Arts (ON-PAM).

July 13, 2021  Hajime Idei will give a talk at event "Law and Kizetsu" hosted by "Book and Maid Cafe Kizetsu".

July 13, 2021  July 13, 2021 Kentaro Okamoto will give a talk at webinar "Overview and Practice of NFT for people in contents/IP business" hosted by DIMENSION.

July 8, 2021  Kensaku Fukui's special lecture on copyright for Keio University’s “Information Literacy" course was released online (limited release).

July 8, 2021  Hajime Idei will speak at "AI x Law & Ethics Symposium" hosted by AI and Law Society.

July 1, 2021  Kentaro Okamoto will speak at "STOP! Piracy 2021~the Frontline of Digitalized Infringement Measures~", an educational event on copyright protection (Open to the public via Zoom. Advance registration required).

June 26-27, 2021  At the 23rd Annual Symposium of the Japan Society for Animation Studies, Hajime Idei will give a presentation entitled "Digitalization of Animation Industry - Historical Transformation and the Future - Focusing on the Relationship with UGC in the 'With Corona' Era" (Available online,application).

May 29, 2021  Kensaku Fukui will moderate the annual symposium of the Entertainment Lawyers Network (online).

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

April, 2021  Kensaku Fukui gave an introductory copyright lecture to all new students at Tokyo University of the Arts (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".

April 19, 2021  Kensaku Fukui's lecture for all department "Copyright and Culture/Media Contracts" at Nihon University College of Art has started.

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