Due to the importance of protecting, managing and maintaining digital media content, we assist technology companies and content owners in structuring and documenting the licensing and distribution of their intellectual property, whether audio, photographic, video, or otherwise. We also advise clients regarding all aspects of transacting business through the use of the Internet, websites and domain names. Additionally, we advise clients regarding the maintenance and protection of copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, trade dress and other intellectual property, and assist with the selection of trademarks and the prosecution of trademark applications.
Digital media matters include content, technology and multimedia licensing, distribution, and marketing transactions; co-marketing and co-branding deals; software and hardware bundling transactions; advertising and other revenue-generation transactions; general website operations (including the preparation of a website’s terms and conditions of use, privacy policies, and intellectual property policies and advising clients regarding the Digital Millennium Copyright Act); e-commerce matters; and protecting, maintaining and exploiting copyrights, trademarks, domain names and trade secrets.
Our transactional entertainment practice efficiently and economically assists a broad range of entertainment clients, including film and television production companies, technology firms and talent (including actors, musicians, writers and producers) in connection with the development, production, distribution and other exploitation of motion pictures, television and web series, music and other entertainment properties.
We also have extensive experience in negotiating, documenting and structuring — and provide legal and business advice regarding — equity investments and lending in the motion picture field, copyright matters, and union and guild contracts. We also provide advice and opinions regarding clearance of various entertainment productions and projects for errors and omissions insurance and/or for chain-of-title.
We have a particular focus in the following areas:
Representative matters we have handled include the following: