New internet and cloud technologies and an increasing focus on digital transformation means there are an increasing the number of opportunities and challenges for owners and users of copyrighted works. We often advise companies on the use of copyrights in non-traditional media and on smart devices and are experienced in dealing and negotiating with Japanese copyright collectives such as JASRAC. We can assist clients with copyright clearance, licensing, and disputes.

Representative Experience

  • Advised on licensing related to the right to remake Japanese animation, TV series, movies and comics.
  • Assisted a US media company in negotiations with Japanese copyright collectives regarding an online entertainment streaming service in Japan.
  • Advised a French luxury brand company on copyright clearance related to jewelry design and apparel.