ENTERTAINMENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Our entertainment practice comprises advice to entertainers with respect to a wide variety of transactions, including record agreements, management agreements, protection of property rights, purchase of rights, tax planning, sponsorship agreements, licensing and sale of promotional and artistic merchandise, royalties, and transactions related to concerts, performances and tours.
For many individuals and business organizations, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property are their most valuable assets. We have extensive experience identifying intellectual property, conducting trademark searches and prosecuting trademark and copyright applications and enforcement programs throughout the world. Our intellectual property practice encompasses business transactions and litigation. Representative transactions include the acquisition and licensing of rights in music, software, clothing and other general merchandise trademarks and properties and the negotiation of talent employment contracts, license agreements, publishing contracts, and financing, production, manufacturing, supply and distribution agreements. The related litigation practice includes representation of clients in trademark and copyright infringement matters. Our clients include household names in the entertainment field and the licensor of international marketing rights.