Our firm is headed by a former IT engineer
with corporate management experience.
IT and Startup Business Law in Japan
In order to provide accurate legal support in the fast-paced environment of IT and startup business, it is important to have specialized knowledge and experience. Our firm has many specialists in this area and we have experiences serving as legal counsel (including various contracts for directors, executive officers, etc.) for 437 companies, consisted mainly of IT companies, ranging from top tier companies to seed-stage startup companies in Japan.
We have extensive experience in legal matters related to business and capital, including financing, business transfers, and buyouts.
Toki Kawase, our Representative Lawyer with former engineer experience, will gain deep understanding of your company’s products, occasionally by actually reading the code.
We understand the importance of a fast response time to your business and company. As a generally rule we respond within one business day.
As our founding lawyer has experience in corporate management, he understands from experience the hardships of management.
IT and Intellectual Property Law in Japan
It is important for attorneys for IT companies to understand the technology and operations related to IT and intellectual property in the day-to-day business of the company.
MONOLITH LAW OFFICE acts as a legal counsel and chief legal officer for IT companies and handles specialized and sophisticated IT related legal affairs,
We support contract drafting, modification, negotiation, and dispute resolution when issues arise.
Creation and modification of terms and conditions as well as privacy policies, necessary for publication or operation.
Legal support for media and marketing regarding intellectual property, the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations, and Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Act.
We support blockchain-related businesses from a legal perspective, including fundraising, content businesses, and NFTs.
Preventing Reputational Damage
Reputational damage occurs on the Internet daily. Investigating and resolving these issues is the area of expertise for “Lawyer with IT Expertise” of MONOLITH LAW OFFICE. Generally, there are two ways to solve Reputational Damage on the internet: technological and legal. We should select the most appropriate means for the damage by using both IT and law, proposing a comprehensive solution.
IT and law both have their advantages and disadvantages. Neither is perfect, that’s why it is important to have a “Lawyer with IT Expertise”.
YouTuber/Virtual YouTuber Legal Services
Major YouTubers, YouTuber agencies, Virtual YouTuber management companies and YouTube channels of companies need legal counsel with more specialized knowledge and experience.
We provide highly specialized support to major YouTuber firms, famous independent YouTubers, and various Virtual YouTuber companies in Japan. For example, we can draft and review YouTuber/Virtual YouTuber related contracts. We also provide support in legal issues related to video production.
A YouTuber with more than a few hundred thousand channel subscribers is a single entity and needs an agent.
YouTuber Management Companies
There are specific precautions and checkpoints to consider for YouTuber management, client projects, and other contracts.
Contracts and M&A in the area where IT and entertainment intersect is an extremely specialized field.
YouTube channel for Business Company
When operating a YouTube channel, you will need a main legal advisor and a separate lawyer for YouTube.
As an organization of lawyers and IT consultants, MONOLITH
LAW OFFICE offers a unique combination of legal and IT solutions.
We are not just a “law firm where lawyers with expertise
in IT provide specialized legal services”.
We are a one-stop provider of unique breakthrough solutions
for huge and complex issues
that other law firms and IT companies cannot handle.
Legality Review of Owned Media and LPs (PMD Act)
We have gained experience in the following cases: Landing Page (LP) and media operations involving the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law, the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations, Intellectual Property Law, online marketing operations, and influencer marketing. MONOLITH LAW OFFICE provides the legal services of drafting management guidelines and sampling checks to media operators, review site operators, advertising agencies, and cosmetics manufacturers.
Measures for Illegal Resale for D2Cs
Fraudulent resale of products with a first-time-only discount program, in which a product is purchased and resold at a discounted price repeatedly under the guise of another person, is a serious problem for companies. MONOLITH LAW OFFICE’s clients are mainly supplement and health food sales companies and content sales businesses that are concerned about unauthorized resale of products and fraudulent sales activities. As legal and IT specialists, we provide multifaceted legal services.
One-Stop Solution of Reputational Risk and Damage Management
（Listed Company of Reputational Risk and Damage Management）
It is difficult to get along with both lawyers, who are “legal professionals,” and IT firms, who are “IT professionals.” It is difficult to respond quickly to reputational damage when there is a division of work between the two.
We have been providing one-stop solutions for companies of all sizes to overcome reputational damage. After listing the reputational damage, we prioritize the necessary countermeasures, and then provide the actual legal procedures and technology to deal with the damage.
Removing Unwanted Search Results from Listing Ads
We call the problem “listing pollution”, in which a search for a company name or product name on Google or other search engines displays advertisements for other companies, products, or merchandise.
MONOLITH LAW OFFICE combines IT technology and legal procedures to provide legal services to solve “listing pollution”.
Removal of Information about the Past (Show biz)
Some people hope that various information about their past entertainment activities will disappear from the Internet. For example, if you were a pin-up model in the past, it may have a significant negative impact on the rest of your life.
Our firm provides legal services to fully resolve these issues.