Copyright, Media, Entertainment, And Branding

Overview

As technological changes continue to evolve in the media and entertainment industries, artists and institutions alike must find new ways to protect their creative content. Leveraging real-world industry experience, we create practical, effective plans that help clients seize lucrative opportunities and realize their goals.

We guide clients through the complex process of identifying, enhancing, preserving, and monetizing their intellectual assets, drawing on insights culled from nearly a century of practicing IP law. Our client base spans both the artistic and institutional sides of creative industries, from visual artists, authors, musicians, and influencers to record labels and music publishing companies.

Our team has extensive experience drafting agreements – for copyrights, trademarks, and personality rights, among others – that safeguard our clients’ rights and ensure they maintain control over their content well into the future. We also provide counsel in connection with social media and streaming services, advising on everything from copyright compliance to royalty payment structures.

Our lawyers bring an insider’s perspective to our work in media and entertainment. Before entering private practice, Practice Group Chair Brandon Clark spent a decade touring worldwide as a professional musician, then working at record labels and music publishing companies, cultivating relationships with key industry players and gaining first-hand knowledge of the issues his clients now face. With experience on both the talent and industry sides of the table, Brandon and his team are well-equipped to help artists and institutions establish fruitful, long-lasting business partnerships.

Services include:

  • Brand management and expansion
  • Copyright registration
  • Infringement opinions and letters
  • Recording, publishing, and management agreements
  • Producer, mixer, and engineer agreements
  • Royalty disputes
  • Copyright enforcement
  • Endorsement and sponsorship negotiation
  • Touring and live performance transactions
  • Licensing agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Merchandising and branding
  • DMCA notices and administration
  • Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) disputes
  • Rights acquisition and clearing
  • Right of publicity and privacy agreements
  • Copyright litigation

Copyright, Media, Entertainment, And Branding Team

Glenn Johnson

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Mark D. Hansing

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Brandon W. Clark

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Nicholas J. Krob

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Sarah M.D. Luth

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