The arts and entertainment lawyers at Bruno Law represent a wide variety of artists and entertainers, including photographers, fashion designers, illustrators, digital artists, street artists, musicians, and authors. As an artist, your art is your business. In order to properly protect that business, you must take several important legal steps early on in your venture, or at least as soon as possible. Having a clear understanding of contracts, LLCs (Limited Liability Companies), copyrights, trademarks, and independent contractor agreements will give you the upper hand in running a successful and profitable business. The attorneys at Bruno Law will walk you through everything you need to know and will be there to answer your questions and advocate on your behalf.
Our arts and entertainment attorneys:
- Draft, negotiate, and counsel clients on a variety of contracts, including licensing agreements, work-for-hire contracts, photography assignment contracts, freelancer agreements, appearance agreements, and social media marketing agreements.
- Initiate copyright litigation lawsuits on behalf of photographers, contemporary visual artists, textile pattern designers, musicians, and street artists who have had their artwork misappropriated or used without their consent.
- Counsel clients on copyright matters, such as copyright registrations, joint authorship issues, licenses, fair use, and work-for-hire agreements.
- File federal trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to protect clients’ brand names, logo(s), and designs.
- Represent clients in trademark opposition proceedings and trademark infringement litigation disputes.
- Counsel clients on rights of publicity and endorsement issues.
- Form Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) for artists and creative business owners.