The entertainment industry plays a high profile and critical role in the California economy. As a result, our litigators and transactional attorneys are especially equipped to assist in structuring and negotiating entertainment transactions and the entities that engage in such business.
Talent-Studio Transactions, Litigation & Agreements
Our attorneys handle many different types of agreements and disputes involving studios/producers and talent, music licensing and performance contracts, and as further discussed below, concerning trademark, copyright and related intellectual property rights. While breach of contract claims are the center of many disputes, we also represent parties involved in disputes over defamation, slander and misappropriation.
Our attorneys handle registration matters for a wide variety of trademark and copyright applicants and owners. We draft and negotiate agreements protecting the interests of authors and inventors, as well as work-for-hire agreements for employers. We also vigorously defend our client's rights in Court, obtaining injunctive relief and/or recovering damages when appropriate.