Entertainment & I.P.

Blau & Associates, P.C.serves as counsel to a variety of individuals and companies in the entertainment industry, and regularly handles matters involving intellectual property. Our clients include writers, directors, actors, composers, production companies, music producers, bands and solo performers, in connection with television projects, films, live performances, and other ventures.

Unlike many other attorneys that practice in this area, we handle both litigation and transactional matters, and importantly have a thorough understanding of the business considerations and day to day concerns of our clients. This insight, and our breadth of knowledge and experience, enables us to handle and manage deals and cases in the best interests of our clients and their overall business relationships, and to anticipate and be sensitive to issues and considerations that may impact our clients' rights and career paths.

The law governing intellectual property and entertainment-related properties is complex, and arises from a myriad of sources including federal, state, and international law. In addition, industry practice and standards, and the sometimes sensitive relationships between the various parties involved, must also be considered before negotiating or entering into any agreement. Often artists, production entities and their representatives are not keenly aware of all of the relevant practical, economic, legal, diplomatic, career and business-related considerations. For this reason, production companies, distributors, and all types of creative artists are well advised to seek legal counsel prior to commencing any project, entering into any agreement respecting the rendering of services, or signing any document granting the authority for others to use graphic art, music or any other intellectual property.

Our firm provides an array of services related to intellectual property, including registration and protection of trademarks and copyrights, negotiation and drafting of artist, employment, production, licensing and distribution agreements, litigation of issues related to ownership, usage and infringement, as well as insurance and coverage work specific to entertainment and IP matters.

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