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Adams and Reese Artificial Intelligence Team Leader Jin Yoshikawa was interviewed on Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) – the Kantō region flagship station of the Japan News Network – about Tennessee’s newest law, the ELVIS Act.

The ELVIS Act stands for Ensuring Likeness Voice and Image Security. In April, Tennessee became the first state to enact a law introducing voice safeguards for songwriters, performers, and celebrities from deepfakes and negative AI impersonations.

Yoshikawa teamed up with Adams and Reese Government Relations attorney Ashley Harbin to write an article about the Act. A Tokyo TV producer read the article on the Adams and Reese website and contacted Yoshikawa for an interview. The TV station traveled from its U.S. New York headquarters to the Adams and Reese Nashville office, and while in Tennessee, interviewed additional media and entertainment sources about the ELVIS Act.

Click here to watch the interview, titled “Preventing AI ‘Fake Singer Voices’ – The Elvis Law Enacted in the U.S. Protecting Voices as Personal Property.”

In April, Yoshikawa partnered with Tokyo, Japan-based patent and IP attorney Yoshinori Okamoto, of Yuasa and Hara, to co-author an article published in World Intellectual Property Review about Japan’s new guidance on the interplay of Japan’s Copyright Law and Artificial Intelligence. Click here to read the WIP article, “Is Japan Still a Machine Learning Paradise?”

At Adams and Reese, Yoshikawa is a leading member within the law firm’s Global Intellectual Property practice. He focuses his practice on federal trademark and anti-counterfeiting cases in courts throughout the United States, trademark cases before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeals Board, and other cases involving IP rights.

Yoshikawa, originally born in Japan, has years of experience serving diverse and global clients, including multinational pharmaceutical companies, doctors and hospital systems, beverage manufacturers, tech ventures, advertising agencies, and online content providers. He received his Bachelor of Science from Columbia University, studying Computer Science with a specialty in AI. He received his law degree from Vanderbilt University, where he served as the editor in chief of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law and received a Scholastic Excellence Award in Professor Daniel Gervais’s class, Robots, AI & the Law.