STARTUPS

Business Formation. Owner’s agreements. Initial Financing. Intellectual property protection and licensing.

FREELANCERS

Work-for-hire and employment agreement drafting and review. Copyright and trademark protection and search for creative work.

CREATIVE BUSINESS OWNERS

Employee and independent contractor issues. Commercial leases. Contract drafting and review. Brand Managers-Trademark and trade dress protection and infringement.

WEB DEVELOPERS

Domain name and cybersquatting issues. Defamation and privacy concerns. Trademark, copyright, and trade dress infringement and protection.

ADVERTISING AGENCIES

Disclosures and disclaimers. Sweepstakes and contests. Intellectual property infringement, false advertising, and unfair competition.

SCREENWRITERS

Nondisclosure agreements and submission releases. Writer’s service agreements. Joint authorship collaboration agreements and assignments. Rights acquisition and purchase agreements.

AUTHORS

Copyright application and infringement. Negotiation of grants of rights, royalties, and other publishing contract provisions. Legal advice and counsel. Need help with your book proposal?
Check out Propose My Book!

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Business formation. Permissions, model releases, contracts, and licensing agreements. Copyright registration and infringement.

VISUAL ARTISTS

Legal advice for sculptors, painters, and other artists. Copyright registration. Licensing for reproduction and other rights. Contract drafting, review, and negotiation for sales of art.

FASHION DESIGNERS

Legal advice. Protection for elements of apparel, accessories, and footwear, trademarks, and trade dress.

ACTORS

Contract drafting, review and negotiation.

MODELS

Intellectual property rights. Dissolution and formation of relationships between models, agencies, and clients. Privacy rights.

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

Business formation. Employee and independent contractor/work-for-hire agreements. Copyright and trademark protection and licensing.

SMALL PRESS PUBLISHERS

Publishing contracts and reprinter agreements. Employer and employee issues.

PRODUCERS

Cast and crew hiring and employment contracts and legal issues. Film licensing and distribution rights acquisition agreements. Music licensing.

ILLUSTRATORS

Contract drafting, review, and negotiation. Copyright registrations and trademark applications. Licensing of illustration rights.

INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS

Negotiating, drafting, and reviewing production and distribution contracts. Copyrights. Music licenses.

DESIGN STUDIOS

Intellectual property protection. Business organization or formation. Employee and freelancer issues. Print and digital design contract drafting, review, and negotiation.

DANCE COMPANIES

Business formation. Intellectual property protection. Publicity rights. Labor and employment issues.

VIDEO-GAME DESIGNERS

Negotiation and review of independent contractor agreements. Copyright and trademarks.

VOICE-OVER ARTISTS

Contract review and negotiations. Licensing issues.

COMEDIANS

Copyright infringement. Defamation claims and defenses. Contract review, drafting, and negotiation. Management agreements.

STARTUPS

Business Formation. Owner’s agreements. Initial Financing. Intellectual property protection and licensing.

FREELANCERS

Work-for-hire and employment agreement drafting and review. Copyright and trademark protection and search for creative work.

CREATIVE BUSINESS OWNERS

Employee and independent contractor issues. Commercial leases. Contract drafting and review. Brand Managers-Trademark and trade dress protection and infringement.

WEB DEVELOPERS

Domain name and cybersquatting issues. Defamation and privacy concerns. Trademark, copyright, and trade dress infringement and protection.

ADVERTISING AGENCIES

Disclosures and disclaimers. Sweepstakes and contests. Intellectual property infringement, false advertising, and unfair competition.

SCREENWRITERS

Nondisclosure agreements and submission releases. Writer’s service agreements. Joint authorship collaboration agreements and assignments. Rights acquisition and purchase agreements.

AUTHORS

Copyright application and infringement. Negotiation of grants of rights, royalties, and other publishing contract provisions. Legal advice and counsel. Need help with your book proposal? Check out Propose My Book!

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Business formation. Permissions, model releases, contracts, and licensing agreements. Copyright registration and infringement.

VISUAL ARTISTS

Legal advice for sculptors, painters, and other artists. Copyright registration. Licensing for reproduction and other rights. Contract drafting, review, and negotiation for sales of art.

FASHION DESIGNERS

Legal advice. Protection for elements of apparel, accessories, and footwear, trademarks, and trade dress.

ACTORS

Contract drafting, review and negotiation.

MODELS

Intellectual property rights. Dissolution and formation of relationships between models, agencies, and clients. Privacy rights.

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

Business formation. Employee and independent contractor/work-for-hire agreements. Copyright and trademark protection and licensing.

SMALL PRESS PUBLISHERS

Publishing contracts and reprinter agreements. Employer and employee issues.

PRODUCERS

Cast and crew hiring and employment contracts and legal issues. Film licensing and distribution rights acquisition agreements. Music licensing.

ILLUSTRATORS

Contract drafting, review, and negotiation. Copyright registrations and trademark applications. Licensing of illustration rights.

INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS

Negotiating, drafting, and reviewing production and distribution contracts. Copyrights. Music licenses.

DESIGN STUDIOS

Intellectual property protection. Business organization or formation. Employee and freelancer issues. Print and digital design contract drafting, review, and negotiation.

DANCE COMPANIES

Business formation. Intellectual property protection. Publicity rights. Labor and employment issues.

VIDEO-GAME DESIGNERS

Negotiation and review of independent contractor agreements. Copyright and trademarks.

VOICE-OVER ARTISTS

Contract review and negotiations. Licensing issues.

COMEDIANS

Copyright infringement. Defamation claims and defenses. Contract review, drafting, and negotiation. Management agreements.