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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 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.

Others July 6, 2021 Kensaku Fukui served as a panelist for Tokyo regional screening of the Japan Broadcasters Association Awards (Educational TV Program Category).

Media July 6, 2021 Toshiaki Kobayashi's column "Sample with Care - A note on sound recordings to avoid troubles" is published on BIG UP!zine.

Media July 6, 2021 Kensaku Fukui's special column on Performing Arts Network was published in Viewpoint.

Others July 1, 2021 Rika Suzuki has been elected as the Outside Auditor of SHOWROOM Inc.

Media July 1, 2021 Kentaro Okamoto's column "Everything You Need to Know about Copyright Q&A Vol. 35" is published in the August issue of SENDENKAIGI. The theme is “Usage of Wartime Photographs”.

Media July 1, 2021 SENDENKAIGI featured a book review of "Entertainment Law Practice" in the August issue.

Media June 28, 2021 A Long interview with Kensaku Fukui on the EPAD project appeared in Mainichi Shimbun Digital. (The same interview is also published in the "Discussion Point section on June 30 morning edition.)

Media June 28, 2021 Idei Hajime is elected as the creative safety supporter of "OC Games", a project to support game players and professional gamers.

Others June 24, 2021 Ayuko Hashimoto has been elected as the External Auditor of Chordia Therapeutics Ltd.

Media June 24, 2021 Kentaro Okamoto commented on the copyright issue of the business book "THEORY of a Serial Entrepreneur" on

Media June 24, 2021 Kensaku Fukui commented on "fast cinema" (illegal film digest videos) on Nippon Television "Sukkiri" and other media.

Others June 24, 2021 Kentaro Okamoto has been elected as the External Auditor of Akatsuki Inc.

Media June 23, 2021 Kensaku Fukui commented on the cat design backpack issue on Fuji Television's "Mezamashi 8".

Media June 21, 2021 In the morning edition of Sankei Shimbun, Kensaku Fukui commented on the unauthorized use of product images on Amazon.

Others June 20, 2021 "Candle Night for One Million People with UNHCR WILL2 LIVE Music 2021 " hosted by UNHCR, where Toshiaki Kobayashi serves as legal advisor will be available on YouTube.

Media June 18, 2021 Hajime Idei commented on copyright issue of "Odotte Mita" on ABEMA Hills (available online until June 24).


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

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.

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.

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