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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 1, 2024 Kentaro Okamoto's column "Everything You Need to Know about Copyright Q&A Vol. 69" is published in the June issue of SENDENKAIGI. The theme is “Copyright of game score”.

Others April, 2024  Kensaku Fukui has been selected by The Best Lawyers in Japan for Intellectual Property Law, and Media and Entertainment Law.

Media April 1, 2024 Kentaro Okamoto's column "Everything You Need to Know about Copyright Q&A Vol. 68" is published in the May issue of SENDENKAIGI. The theme is “Mickey Mouse Copyright Protection Duration”.

Media Mar, 2024  Our firm has been awarded the "Art and Entertainment Law Firm of the Year in Japan - 2024" in Global Law Experts Annual Awards.

Media Mar 1, 2024  Kentaro Okamoto's column "Everything You Need to Know about Copyright Q&A Vol. 67" is published in the April issue of SENDENKAIGI. The theme is “visualization of the original work”.

Media Feb 29, 2024 A Mid-term report has been published by METI "Standardization in Service Sectors Working Group", in which Kentaro Okamoto serves as a committee member.

Media Feb 19, 2024  An interview with Kosuke Terauchi on causes of shortage of judges in Japanese courts was published in Asahi Shimbun Morning Edition and Digital Edition.

Media Feb 5, 2024 Kosuke Terauchi's interview on "PalWorld vs Pokémon" copyright controversy is published in KAI-YOU.

Media Feb 1, 2024  Kentaro Okamoto's column "Everything You Need to Know about Copyright Q&A Vol. 66" is published in the March issue of SENDENKAIGI. The theme is “AI×Reliance”.

Media Jan 1, 2024  Kentaro Okamoto's column "Everything You Need to Know about Copyright Q&A Vol. 65" is published in the February issue of SENDENKAIGI. The theme is “Comparative Advertising”.

Media  Here are the recaps Kensaku Fukui's comments in the Nikkei Shimbun and Yahoo! News of 2023.

Media From Jan 2023 Kensaku Fukui has been appointed as an official commentator of Yahoo News.

Others July,2022 Kensaku Fukui was appointed as visiting professor and Yuki Tajima as a part-time lecturer at Professional College of Arts and Tourism.

Media June 27,2022 Kentaro Okamoto participated in the second edition of "Legal Clinic for Creators," a podcast by Asobot, Inc, which focuses on copyrightability. (for related parties).

Media May 25, 2022 Nikkei Cross Trend published a Q&A with Kensaku Fukui, "Can we recreate 1990s Shimokitazawa in the Metaverse".

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.

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Jan 20 & 21, 2023  Kensaku Fukui will speak at two talk events at EPAD's "Tennozu Denichi" on stage performance, games, and anime video archives (online, registration required).

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 commented on "fast movies" (unauthorized digested video of films) in the morning edition of the Asahi Shimbun.

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).

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