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IT and IP Legal Affairs

In a society where techonology continues to evolve at an accelarating pace, a deep understanding of a company’s IT and IP
is the most important skill for corporate lawyers.
Our strength is that we are a group of specialists in this area.

For attorneys of IT companies, it is important to understand the technology and operations related to IT and intellectual property in the day-to-day business of the company. Without knowledge and understanding of IT, it is not possible to carefully review contracts and other documents related to the products handled, which are of utmost importance to companies, nor is it possible to consider how to respond to and prevent problems should they occur. MONOLITH LAW OFFICE handles not only cases involving startup companies and listed companies specializing in IT, but also IT and Internet cases involving non-IT companies as an attorney in charge of IT and IP.

In today’s world, IT is always present in all corporate activities

  • For the restaurant business

    When attracting customers through web marketing , it is necessary to outsource IT services and IT companies.

  • For the manufacturing industry

    The continuous development of systems is essential for IT-based information systems for production management.

  • For D2C companies

    E-commerce site management and web media marketing operations are also part of our IT-related business.

  • For the entertainment industry

    The Internet is essential for media management and content distribution .

Our firm will take advantage of the experience of our founding attorney, who is a former IT engineer
Because we are “a law firm with strength in japanese IT/IP law”

We can handle all legal matters for IT and startup companies.
For companies that do not practice IT for a living, we act as
“IT/IP legal advisory attorneys”.

System Development

System Development

We are a law firm headed by a former IT engineer, and we handle all aspects of highly specialized system development, from drafting, revising, and negotiating contracts to resolving disputes when they arise. We also draft contracts from scratch based on existing materials, such as proposal documents, and with a minimum amount of client interviews.

Review of Terms of Use for Apps

Review of Terms of Use for Apps

MONOLITH LAW OFFICE handles the creation and review of terms of use and privacy policies for various apps, services, games, etc., which are necessary for their publication and operation. We are also able to read the requirements definition for the relevant app development, frameworks created in Adobe XD, LPs, sales materials for potential customers, and other documents and data already existing in your company.

Checking of Articles and LPs for the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law

Checking of Articles and LPs for the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law

Landing Page(LP) and media operations, influencer marketing, and other online marketing operations involving laws such as the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law, the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations, and intellectual property require a team of lawyers and IT consultants with expertise in the field. MONOLITH LAW OFFICE provides services such as guideline creation and sampling checks for media operators, review site operators, advertising agencies, and cosmetics manufacturers.

Crypto Assets and Blockchain

Crypto Assets and Blockchain

Blockchain is a decentralized database that is de-centralized, has an extremely low risk of record loss, and makes it difficult to falsify past records, and is enabled by IT techniques such as consensus algorithms, cryptography, and P2P networks. MONOLITH LAW OFFICE has been involved in crypto asset and blockchain legal work since shortly after its opening in 2017.

Countermeasures Against unauthorized resale of D2C services

Countermeasures Against Fraudulent Resale by D2C companies

Fraudulent resale is a serious problem for Direct to Consumer (D2C) companies and other companies that purchase and resell products with a first-time-only discount system at a discounted price many times by impersonating other people. MONOLITH LAW OFFICE, as an IT-Legal specialist, provides one-stop solutions for D2C companies and content sellers of supplements, health foods, etc., against unauthorized resale and fraudulent sales of products.

Games

There are many relevant laws governing the operation of social games.
The Copyright Act, Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations, Funds Settlement Act, Consumer Contract Act, Specified Commercial Transactions Act, and Telecommunications Business Act are the main ones.
To avoid disputes with other companies and penalties from the government, it is necessary to ensure the legality of the operation.
Our firm also serves as legal counsel to companies that operate video games and e-sports.In order to ensure the legality of e-sports operations, the law firm also needs to understand the industry.

IT分野向けの法律書籍の出版実績

Legal Publications for the IT Field

Published 「ITエンジニアのやさしい法律Q&A」(Introductory Legal Q&A for Engineers). Our founding lawyer is a former engineer who has been involved in system development for web services, applications, and games. That is why our firm is strong in IT and IP legal affairs.

AI

AI

We provide legal checks, contract processing, and support for notifications to government authorities for image and natural language AI services and issues related to copyright law, personal information protection law, etc., at the request of IT startup and business companies.

In some cases, we examine technical documents and source codes related to libraries by our IT consultants in our office to understand the exact operation of the library, and then examine the legality of the service and the system necessary for its legal operation.

Drafting with minimal operating time

Minimal time required for drafting

Our founding attorney is a former IT engineer. Moreover, our firm is an organization that includes not only legal experts, but also IT consultants with extensive IT knowledge.

The legality of services using advanced technology, especially AI, cannot be determined without having a technical understanding of how such services work. As a one-stop service, we can provide both technical analysis and legal review.

Intellectual Property(IP)

We handle IP strategy planning, contractual relations and litigation not only in the IT field, but also in the entertainment field, like musics and movies. In the case of disputes, we also handle highly specialized litigation, such as litigation to confirm ownership of the right to obtain a patent.

Domain Disputes

We have expertise in domain names as well as intellectual property rights. We handle both dispute resolution based on the “JP Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (DRP)” and litigation procedures using the Unfair Competition Prevention Law, and so on.

E-commerce

E-commerce

We have handled the settlement of many disputes that characteristically arise in E-commerce matters, including injunctive relief against trademark and copyright infringement listings on Rakuten, Amazon, Yahoo! Shopping, and other websites.

Medical Law

The intersection of laws related to medical care (e.g., Pharmaceutical Affairs Act, Medical Service Act, and Medical Practitioners Act), IT, and the Internet is a complex and specialized area. Our firm has lawyers from law firms that primarily handle medical cases as “medical-related legal specialists”. In the IT field, our founding lawyer, a former IT engineer, is well versed in the industry.

Our Experince in Medical Law Cases (Examples)

Legal Review under the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Act (PMD Act) other regarding LPs of the supplement distributors Legal reviews under the PMD Act and other applicable laws for beauty related media, and formulation of guidelines for article writing, and the possibility of Legal Legitimacy of new businesses in medical-related startups Drafting contracts for joint research with universities for medical-related startups. Legal review and preparation of terms of use for medical information collaboration services Preparation of descriptions of the Special Commercial Code, etc., for a supplement sales businesses.

Personal Information

Personal Information

We provide services and support for the establishment and operation of regulations regarding the appropriate handling of “personal information” in relation to the Personal Information Protection Act, EU General Data Protection Reguilation (GDPR) and the Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of the State of California, U.S.A.

Comprehensive Settlement of Disputes in IT

Comprehensive Settlement of Disputes in IT

We have handled many special dispute resolutions that go beyond the scope of practice of a typical “law firm with strong IT expertise” to encompass the work of IT consulting and security firms.

We provide solutions to complex disputes related to IT and the Internet by utilizing our founding attorney experiences as a former IT engineer specializing in information security and my experience as an attorney handling IT related disputes.

*We also handle IT related disputes, including system development related and IP realated trials.

We can also act as a “second attorney” for your company’s main business, utilizing our strengths in a separate capacity from your company’s main legal advisor.

CVC (Consumer Venture Capital)

CVC (Consumer Venture Capital) Related

As a law firm with a strong startup law practice, we are also requested to act as a “second lawyer for investment and M&A Projects” for busines companies when they invest in or acquire startup companies.

New Business

New Business

As a law firm with strong IT and startup law practice, we also receive a variety of requests as a “second lawyer for new businesses” when new projects are launched by companies. We are particularly specialized in IT/internet related new businesses for companies whose main business is not IT, such as food and beverage or event related businesses.

Fee Structure

  • Advisory Contract

    per month55,000 yen (tax included) * initially

    Fixed fee for up to 2 hours of routine legal consultation, contract drafting, and revisions.

    Monthly fees are reviewed periodically in consideration of the volume of work.

    **Investment-related work, court cases and other dispute resolution, criminal cases, etc. are not included in the fixed fee range.

  • Hourly Rate

    one hour38,500yen(tax included)~

    Priority will be given to client companies regarding the handling of cases.

    ※裁判等の紛争処理はモノリス法律事務所報酬基準((旧)弁護士報酬基準と同様)にてお受けできます。

  • Corporate Auditor

    per month150,000 yen~

    Serve as a member of your company’s Board of Directors as an auditor.

    Involvement in management decision making in the form of Chief Legal Officer or Executive Officer is also possible.

    ※Please contact us for details.

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