Whether you are in film, television, music, or sports, you have our support.
Often the performance and creation of artists, and activities of athletes may bring about a plethora of legal concerns. Thanks to our expertise in other areas like intellectual property, and business, we are confident that we can help you protect your assets and interests.
In business, we can help you with forming corporations or organizations. Reviewing agreements can also be dizzying to get through, but we can most certainly help clarify terms or even help you draft them. Such as, band partnership/joint venture agreements, talent agency/representation agreements, recording and publishing agreements, advertising and merchandising agreements, or licensing and distribution agreements. We may also help you review a Completion Bond, Errors and Omissions insurance, or other financing options that are being considered.
When it comes to selling a script/screenplay, a song, and other original works, your protection is necessary. We understand that your confidence in the proper handling of such a transaction is important.
Trademarking and copyrights are often used for protection in the entertainment industry. Did you know? A copyright may apply to a performance/recording of a song, and separately from the original song itself.
Here’s another one: If a copyright belongs to multiple authors, the copyright will be valid for the remainder of the calendar year after the last author dies, and 50 years after that. Of course, there are exemptions, but they apply situationally. Please check out our intellectual property services for further support.
Zannes Law works towards becoming your go-to resource when you are met with a professional matter outside of your area of expertise. It is valuable to know your rights and responsibilities as an artist or athlete. The goal is to allow you to continue doing what you do best while we take care of your other professional needs.
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