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Tomoya Fujimoto

Tel :+81-1-3-3596-7321

Professional Qualif ications & Activities

  • Admitted in Japan, 2000
  • Daiichi-Tokyo Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Entertainment Lawyers Network

Education & Prior Experience

Kyoto University (LL.B), 1999
Admitted in Japan, 2000, Daiichi-Tokyo Bar Association
Joined TMI Associates, 2000
Joined Mori Sogo (currently, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto), 2001
University of Southern California Gould School of Law (LL.M.), 2006
Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan, LLP (Media & Entertainment), 2006-2007
Returned to Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, 2007
Admitted in New York, 2010, New York State Bar Association
Joined The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. (Chief of Legal Affairs in Japan and South Korea, Chief of Compliance in Japan), 2012
Director, Broadcast Satellite Disney Co., Ltd., 2013-2018
Joined STW & Partners, 2018

Publications

  • "The Meaning of 'Origin of Goods' as Set Out in Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act" 2015 (Co-Author)
  • "[Recent Cases] Jacobsen v. Katzer, 535 F.3d 1373 (Fed. Cir. 2008) -- A case where the appellate court reversed and remanded a judgement by a district court to dismiss an appeal for preliminary injunction against a software program produced in breach of a license for the copyrights to open source" 2011
  • "Chapter 8  Japan" International Libel and Privacy Handbook: A Global Reference for Journalists, Publishers, Webmasters, and Lawyers, Second Edition 2nd ed. Edition, Bloomberg Press, 2009 (Co-Author)*
  • "Employee Invention in Depth --From Analysis of Disputes about Employee Invention to System Designs--" 2005 (Co-Author)
  • "Scope of Application of Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act -- Does this Section Protect not only Manufacturers of Goods but also Authors' Copyrights?" 2004
  • "Amendment of the Commercial Code: Analyzing from the Perspective of Company Auditors (Amendment of the Commercial Code Part 3: Commentary on New Corporate Governance)" 2002

  • NOTE: English publications are marked with *.  All other publications are written in Japanese and their English titles listed above are translated from the Japanese originals only for reference purposes.

Seminars

  • "Content Trading and Related Compliance --Based on What is Expected to Happen--" 29th STW Corporate M&A Legal Seminar hosted by STW & Partners, July 25, 2018
  • "Antimonopoly Act with respect to Licensing Intellectual Property -- A Case Study of the Qualcomm Lawsuit" Business Law Workshop hosted by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, December 16, 2009

  • NOTE: All seminars were presented in Japanese.  These English titles listed above are translated from the Japanese originals only for reference purposes.

Major Awards

  • Awarded the TMT in-House Team of the Year and the Japan In-House Team of the Year (as The Walt Disney Company) at the ALB Japan Law Awards 2014.
  • Named one of the Leading Individuals in the area of Intellectual Property at The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2012.
  • Named one of the Leading Individuals in the area of Intellectual Property at The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2010/2011.