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Lead trial counsel for Japanese entertainment company Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. in a dispute over ownership rights in the iconic “Ultraman” superhero character in all countries outside of Japan.

The “Ultraman” universe comprises dozens of movies and television shows dating back to the 1960s, as well as countless products.

The parties had disputed these rights in multiple foreign countries for almost 20 years.

After a two-week trial, the jury unanimously found for Tsuburaya, paving the way for Tsuburaya to greatly increase its income from “Ultraman” in the U.S. and elsewhere.

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