Entertainment and Intellectual Property

ENTERTAINMENT LAW Bigstock_46926316Our attorneys assist clients in every aspect of acquiring and protecting their intellectual property.  From conception to enforcement, we have extensive copyright, trademark, and trade secret experience.
Our entertainment clients know our dedication and commitment first hand.  Our attorneys take great pride and pleasure in assisting creators and professionals in the creative industries.

Copyright

Our attorneys assist clients in the protection and enforcement of their copyrights.  Our capabilities include:

  • Collaboration (Joint Author) Agreements
  • Copyright Enforcement
  • Copyright Licenses/Assignments
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Copyright Registrations

Film & Television

We represent film and television talent, both on screen and off.  We also have extensive knowledge of state level incentive programs in both Louisiana and Tennessee have spurred significant industry growth in both states.

Literary

We represent authors, screenwriters, and estates in connection with publishing agreements, option agreements, and related issues.

Music

We represent national recording artists, producers, engineers, managers, record and publishing companies, production companies, publishers, songwriters, and estates in connection with their legal needs in the music industry.  Our capabilities include:

  • Agency/Management Agreements
  • Band/Group Member Agreements
  • Catalog Administration
  • Catalog Evaluations/Due Diligence
  • Collaboration Agreements
  • Merchandise Agreements
  • Music Licensing Agreements
  • Producer Agreements
  • Production Company Agreements
  • Recording Artist Agreements
  • Sample Clearance
  • Songwriter Agreements

Personality Rights

Our clients have character.  We strive to protect and monetize the personality rights of our clients.  Our capabilities include:

  • Advertising Agreements
  • Brand Partnerships
  • Commercial Appearances
  • Merchandising Agreements
  • Right of Publicity/Privacy Litigation

Trade Secrets

We appreciate the value of competitive advantage.  From secret recipes to marketing strategies and everywhere in between, our attorneys assist businesses and individuals in the protection of their trade secrets and other confidential information.

Trademark

Our attorneys assist clients in the protection and enforcement of their trademarks. Our capabilities include:

  • Domain Name Disputes
  • Opposition/Cancellation Proceedings
  • Trademark Availability Searches
  • Trademark Enforcement
  • Trademark Licenses/Assignments
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Trademark Registrations

Intellectual Property Disputes

Our attorneys have represented talent and management in a variety of disputes, including:

  • Dispute over rights to historic recordings by major country artist
  • Dispute over rights to singer’s album cover artwork
  • Recording contract disputes
  • Copyright infringement cases
  • Disputes between artists and business managers