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ENTERTAINMENT LAW

Drawing on our attorneys' extensive industry experience, we are known for developing creative

legal solutions customized to our clients’ needs, and are highly sought-after as legal counsel in

the entertainment industry. We tailor our services specifically to the particular client, whether an

established or up-and-coming entertainer or company, and are passionately protective of clients' 

rights. We handle transactional legal work (negotiating, reviewing and drafting contracts, resolving

disputes arising from a contract, registrations, assignments, etc.), as well as litigation (negotiation, lawsuits, conflict resolution, and arbitration). We represent music labels, distributors, recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers, labels, publishers, authors, actors, visual artists, theater performers, dancers, photographers, and other artists and industry players in a wide range of entertainment law and litigation matters, including: 

  • Record Deals

  • Copyright

  • Business Contracts

  • Trademark

  • Agency Contracts 

  • Catalogue Acquisitions

  • Publishing & Songwriter Agreements

  • Right-of-Publicity

  • Artist Management Contracts

  • Producer Agreements

  • Employment Law Disputes

  • Performance Contracts 

  • Tour Support Agreements

  • Merchandising 

  • Royalties and Residuals 

  • Licensing

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

Intellectual property is created by the human mind. The creativity element distinguishes it from personal, intangible, or real property. Protecting intellectual property is different than protecting

other assets. When handling intellectual property, attorneys must consider how to preserve the value

of concepts, designs, ideas, and innovations, rather than merely tangible items. Our intellectual property attorneys have extensive experience maintaining the value of musical compositions, slogans, branding, sound recordings, and business secrets in the following manners:

  • Copyrights - Registering your copyrights - You have an exclusive right to the work you produce when you put it into a tangible form such as a book, photograph, musical composition, computer program, or movie. Your work automatically gains federal

       copyright protection upon production. We can help you register your work with the

       U.S. Copyright Office to protect it from unauthorized use, reproduction, or distribution.

  • Trademarks Preserving your business image - Trademark protects your commercial branding, logo, picture, or design from use by others. Even use of a confusingly similar look, name, or logo can constitute trademark infringement. We file your trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. If infringement occurs, we seek an injunction to

       stop further use and we sue the infringer for damages.

  • Trade Secrets - Safeguarding your business trade secrets - A formula, recipe, method, plan,

       or process distinctive to your business constitutes a trade secret. Trade secrets are

       intrinsic to the success of your company and give you the competitive edge. When these            unique functions are revealed, your company’s value is compromised. At Music Row Law,            we help you protect your business through nondisclosure agreements and employment              protocol. If an employee or outside party discloses protected information, our attorneys            can minimize damage to your company and pursue your legal remedies.

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