Arts and Entertainment Law
Protect Your Creative Work
In the rapidly evolving arts, entertainment and media industries, a clients’ success can depend on the skill and experience of the legal counsel who has their back. Our mission is to help you capitalize on opportunities, identify issues before they make an impact, manage risk and free you to focus on the creative work you love.
Loney Law Group offers counsel in all matters of the arts, entertainment and music industries, including business, financial and intellectual property. We provide transactional and litigation services for authors, athletes, architects, gallery owners, designers, writers, producers, talent, creatives and executives in a broad range of industries, including art, film, radio, music, television, theater, photography, publishing, technology, digital media, sports and gaming.
We can help you protect your brand, image, reputation and earnings and shape your career for long-term success.
We’ve got the industry covered
- Drafting, Review, Interpretation and Negotiation of Contracts
- Financing, Merchandising, Production and Talent Agreements
- Licensing and Regulatory Compliance
- Arts and Entertainment-Related Litigation
- Settlement Negotiations and Dispute Resolution
- Intellectual Property Registrations, Mediation and Disputes
- Royalty Disputes
- Litigation Services
Did you know?
A “poor man’s copyright” is in fact no copyright at all.
Not sure what we’re talking about? You’re probably safe then. But in case you’re curious, a “poor man’s copyright” is the common misconception that by sending your own intellectual property to yourself through registered postal mail (or having it notarized), you’ve established a legally-recognized date of possession. In fact, there is no provision in U.S. copyright law offering any such type of protection, and it is not a substitute for registration.
Starving artists: have no fear! The Copyright Act of 1976 (which went into affect on January 1, 1978) dictates that all works are automatically copyrighted from the time that they are created and “fixed” in some recognizable way. However, that work must be registered in order to be eligible to take advantage of the statutory damages rule that allows courts to fine people who violate your copyright.