Intellectual Property

The Firm works with artists, musicians, producers, managers, record labels, music publishers, authors, book publishers, dancers, models, actors, studios, athletes, and others throughout the entertainment and sports industries. Our work involves transactional matters, such as contract negotiations; filing and monitoring copyrights and trademarks; and litigation, both in state and federal courts. Among our areas of intellectual property practice:

  • Negotiating:
    • licensing agreements
    • record deals
    • management agreements
    • producer agreements
    • songwriter deals
    • contracts with music publishers
    • merchandising agreements
    • book publishing contracts
  • Advising and filing copyright and trademark registrations
  • Copyright and trademark enforcement and defense
  • Litigation involving royalty disputes, breach of contract, copyright infringement, and trademark infringement
  • Right of publicity litigation and defense
  • Band or group corporate structures and agreements
  • General advice and guidance in entertainment careers

The Firm has worked with artists and companies that have achieved extraordinary levels of success as well as those just starting out and building the right team to create their place in the spotlight.