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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 May, 2022 Ayuko Hashimoto's case study "Appeals Court Decision on Music School Case" was published in Copyright Research No. 47.

Others May 19, 2022 Based on the revision of the Copyright Law, in which Kensaku Fukui has been involved as a committee member, 1.5 million digitized materials, including out-of-print books in Japan's National Diet Library collection, will be available to browse by users through smartphones.

Media April 29, 2022 Kensaku Fukui commented on NHK's "Jiron Koron" about four barriers that hinder anti-piracy measures (available until 5/6).

Media April 26, 2022 Jiji Press Market News introduced the activities of the Japan Contents Blockchain Initiative (JCBI) Copyright Distribution Subcommittee, of which Kentaro Okamoto serves as the chairman.

Others April 18, 2022 Megumi Haraguchi has joined the firm. Please refer to "Attorneys" section for the profile.

Media April 14, 2022 Kensaku Fukui's serial column "Theater x Copyright x Law" in the past 21 years in the Japan Playwrights Association newsletter is now available online at CC-BY.

Media April 1, 2022 Kentaro Okamoto's article "Copyright Issues to Know Before Entering the Metaverse" is published in the May issue of SENDENKAIGI.

Media April 1, 2022 Kentaro Okamoto's column "Everything You Need to Know about Copyright Q&A Vol. 44" is published in the May issue of SENDENKAIGI. The theme is “Note of Caution for Tracing”.

Media Mar 31, 2022 Kentaro Okamoto commented on NHK Good Morning Japan on keypoints when purchasing NFTs.

Others Mar 30, 2022 The JCBI Copyright Distribution Subcommittee, chaired by Kentaro Okamoto, submitted "Opinion on Content NFT" to the LDP's Digital Society Promotion Headquarter and NFT Policy Project Team.

Others Mar 24, 2022 Research report "Structural Changes in Cultural Policies in Other Countries under the Corona", in which Kensaku Fukui cooperated, is now available.

Media By Mar 20, 2022 Fifty works of Japanese stage performance have been available in multiple languages through Japan Foundation + EPAD "Stage Beyond Borders" project, supported by Kensaku Fukui, Yuki Tajima, and Harue Shirota, and have already received over 3 million views.

Others Mar 18, 2022 Report on the next Copyright Revision Act, in which Kensaku Fukui participated as a member, has been approved and reported by the Copyright Subcommittee of the Agency for Cultural Affairs.

Media Mar 17, 2022 Kensaku Fukui's written lecture "Copyright in the Corona Era" is now available on the website of the Japan Music Publishers Association (the next lecturer will be Ayuko Hashimoto).

Media Mar 9, 2022 An interview with Kensaku Fukui about online manga piracy and CDN services is published in NHK Science & Culture Journal.

Media Mar 8, 2022 An Q&A with Kensaku Fukui on legal issues in metaverse is published on Nikkei Cross Trend.

Media Mar 3, 2022 Kensaku Fukui's talk on the utilization of art is available on ARTnewsJAPAN.

Media Mar 1, 2022 Kentaro Okamoto's column "Everything You Need to Know about Copyright Q&A Vol. 43" is published in the April issue of SENDENKAIGI. The theme is “Marketing Campaigns using NFT”.

Media Feb 17 2022 An interview with Kensaku Fukui on the lawsuit aganist Cloudflare is published in Asahi Shimbun Digital.

Others Feb 2022 Our firm has been ranked Tier 1 for Copyright Law in Japan by Asia IP 2022.

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June 14, 2022  Kensaku Fukui will speak at Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence's annual symposium "Creativity and Copyright for AI" (follow-up info to be updated).

June 7, 2022  Kensaku Fukui will give a special lecture "Introduction to Rights and Rules of Metaverse" at Tokyo University of Technology (for students).

May 28, 2022  Kensaku Fukui will speak at the ELN Annual Symposium on "Legal Issues of Metaverse Utilization as Entertainment" (online, registration required).

May 24, 2022  Kentaro Okamoto will give a speech at the event entitled "The Future of Content Protection from Blockchain" hosted by Content-Ethereum Open Source Community (application required).

May 20, 2022  Kensaku Fukui will give a seminar entitled "Two-hour overview of legal issues of metaverse" at VIPO (online).

April 21, 2022  Kentaro Okamoto will give a seminar entitled "Utilization of Content by NFTs: Legal Perspectives and Points of Caution" hosted by the Character Brand License Association (online,for related parties).

April 20, 2022  Kensaku Fukui will give a lecture "Liberal Arts of Information Science: Rules and Rights of Metaverse" at Keio University, Hiyoshi Campus (Further information).

April 20, 2022  Kensaku Fukui will give a lecture "Liberal Arts of Information Science: Rules and Rights of Metaverse" at Keio University, Hiyoshi Campus (Further information: http://ice.lib-arts.hc.keio.ac.jp/ ).

May 15, 2022  Toshiaki Kobayashi's lecture "Civil Law (Information Property Law)" at Chuo University Faculty of Global Informatics has started.

April 18, 2022  Kensaku Fukui's lecture for all department "Copyright and Culture/Media Contracts" at Nihon University College of Art will start, joined by exclusive guest lecturers.

April 6, 2022  Kentaro Okamoto gave an introductory copyright seminar at Meiji Pharmaceutical University (for students, online).

Mar 10, 2022  Toshiaki Kobayashi will give a lecture entitled "How to Deal with Media and Entertainment Cases -Intellectual Property, Labor/employment, Antitrust, Financial Law, etc." at Tokyo Bar Association.

Feb 25 2022  Kosuke Terauchi will give a online seminar entitled "Primary points and basic format: A guide to writting easy-read documents for civil trials" hosted by bengo4.com (registration required).

Feb 13 2022  Kensaku Fukui will give a speech at Japan Screenplay Archive's symposium "Creativity of Screenplays and the Future of Digital Archives" (online, apply in advance).

Feb 12 2022  Kentaro Okamoto gave a lecture entitled "Copyright in Publicity and Video Online Streaming" for theatre human resources development program hosted by Kumamoto Prefectural Theater (for related parties).

Jan 21, 2022  Kensaku Fukui will speak at the "Reading Advisor Training Course" at the Publishing Club Hall (registration ended).

From Jan 28, 2022  Toshiaki Kobayashi will give a lecture series "Copyright Intensive Evening Seminar" hosted by CRIC (registration required).

Jan 21, 2022  Kensaku Fukui will be a panelist at the 8K+Dolby Atmos screening "The Future of Performing Arts Digital Archives" (for related parties).

Jan 21, 2022  Kentaro Okamoto will give a lecture entitled "Copyright Issues of Performing Arts Online Streaming" at "2022 Theater Staff Seminar" hosted by Nagoya City Cultural Promotion Organization (for related parties).

Jan 20, 2021  Kensaku Fukui will give a lecture on digital utilization of film archive and copyright issue at the National Film Archive Summit of Japan (online).

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