Business formation (LLC, corporation, or other business organization). Oregon business registrations and permits. Owners’ agreements. Initial financing. Intellectual property protection and licensing.
Work-for-hire and employment agreement drafting and review. Copyright and trademark search and protection for creative work. Promotion rights.
Creative Business Owners
Contract drafting and review. Employee and independent contractor issues. Commercial leases. Mergers, purchases, and sales of businesses.
Trademark and trade dress protection and infringement. Marketing and advertising claim review for regulatory compliance.
Copyright, trademark, and trade dress protection and infringement. Domain name, linking, framing, and cybersquatting issues. Defamation and privacy concerns.
False advertising, unfair competition,and intellectual property infringement claims and defenses. Disclosures and disclaimers. Sweepstakes and contests. Keywords, pop-ups, and other online ads.
Rights acquisition and option/purchase agreements. Joint authorship collaboration agreements and assignments. Nondisclosure agreements and submission releases. Writer’s services agreements.
Legal advice and counsel for creators of literary works. Copyright application and infringement. Negotiation of grants of rights, royalties, and other publishing contract provisions.
Business formation. Copyright registration and infringement. Permissions, model releases, contracts, and licensing agreements.
Legal advice for painters, sculptors, makers, and other artists. Contract negotiation, drafting, and review for art sales. Copyright registration and protection. Licensing for reproduction and other art rights.
Intellectual property protection for elements of apparel, footwear, and accessories including original prints and patterns, color arrangements, trademarks, and trade dress. Legal advice related to design patents.
Contract negotiation, drafting, review, and litigation.
Formation and dissolution of business relationships among fashion models, agencies, and clients. Intellectual property rights.
Business formation (LLC, corporation, or other business organization). Design firm contract drafting and review. Employee and independent contractor/freelancer (work-for-hire) agreements. Copyright and trademark protection and licensing. Commercial leases.
Small Press Publishers
Business structures (Limited liability company, corporation, other business forms). Publishing contracts and reprint agreements. Employer and employee issues.
Producer’s services agreement negotiation, drafting, and review. Cast and crew hiring and employment contracts and legal issues. Film licensing and distribution rights acquisition agreements.
Contract review, negotiation, and drafting. Nondisclosure agreements. Copyright registrations and trademark applications. Licensing of illustration rights. Commercial leases.
Negotiating, drafting, and reviewing production and distribution contracts. Copyrights and chain of title clearances. Legal advice on film financing, tax credits, production incentives, and securities laws.
Digital and print design contract negotiation, drafting, and review. Intellectual property protection. Business organization or incorporation. Employee and freelancer/contractor issues and agreements.
Business entity formation. Intellectual property protection. Publicity rights. Contracts. Licensing. Labor and employment issues.
Independent Record Labels
Business formation (LLC, corporation, other business organization). Negotiation and drafting of management and producer agreements, publishing agreements, and other music industry contracts.
Negotiation, drafting, and review of recording, music production, publishing, management, live performance, band, licensing, merchandising, and other music-related contracts.