INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK REGISTRATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS


We help our clients protect their copyright, service mark and trademark rights in works of literary, musical, dramatic, multimedia, and graphic art. We also help our clients understand the laws and limitations of using existing copyrighted materials, and we are often asked to obtain copyright clearances, prepare assignments, and negotiate intellectual property licensing agreements.




INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT ENFORCEMENT AND PROTECTION


We assist clients in the protection and enforcement of their trademarks, service marks and copyrights. We offer insight and counseling to maximize the use, value and ROI of their intellectual property portfolio.




OPTION AGREEMENTS


An option agreement allows a party to take a property off the market for a given period of time with the assurance that, on a given date in the future, the option holder will be able to purchase the property for an agreed upon set of terms and/or amount (or via an agreed upon valuation process). Structuring and memorializing an option-purchase relationship can be complex and problematic.




PRODUCTION AND CO-PRODUCTION AGREEMENTS


Producing an event, whether it’s a motion picture or live event, requires a high level of organization, documentation and clearances. We help our clients produce their events in an intelligent, considerate manner with the goal of helping them pull off an appreciated, problem-free, and commercially successful production.




PUBLISHING AGREEMENTS


Whether approached from the publisher or author perspective, the publishing business is a mine field for the uninformed and unrepresented. We assist publishers and authors to maximize the sustainability of their literary endeavors via comprehensive guidance and counsel that includes the negotiation and clear memorialization of the underlying publisher-author relationship.




FILM DEVELOPMENT DEALS


The motion picture development process often amounts to the road to nowhere. "Development hell" is a phrase known and feared far and wide. We help our clients maximize the chance their cherished project hits the screen ― and, just as importantly, minimize the likelihood that the project ends up a tied-up casualty of the development process.