Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law

Media & Entertainment

Media & Entertainment

Our Media and Entertainment practice group is involved in nearly every aspect of pop culture and communication, including movies, television, music, publishing, theater, video games and interactive entertainment, digital distribution, social media, and amusement parks, and represents companies, individuals, content owners, athletes, musicians, actors, writers, studios, celebrities, multimedia developers and distributors, and colleges and universities in these fields.

We provide advice and business and litigation services that encompass licensing, copyrights, advertising, rights of publicity, trademarks, unfair competition, patents, trade secrets, and defamation, in both the U.S and abroad. 

Always taking into consideration our clients’ business goals, we help protect brands, rights of publicity and entertainment content by developing, obtaining, and registering trademarks, copyrights, and patents—while also creating strategies that help our clients successfully monetize their technology and patent portfolios, including the licensing of technology and apps in the movie, video game, social media, amusement park and electronic media fields. Our Media and Entertainment practice group also assists clients with licensing media related-brands and rights of publicity and with the enforcement of such rights.

As distribution technology becomes increasingly fragmented and sophisticated, we lead the way in analyzing and advising on numerous issues regarding the use and licensing of patented technologies in the data streaming, content delivery networks, data compression and encryption, data redundancy, mass data storage, security applications, anti-SPAM techniques and digital media fields.

We are also recognized as leaders in the rapidly evolving and changing field of online and digital copyrights, counseling our clients regarding copyright enforcement and piracy issues, social media issues, as well as matters under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) including filing and responding to take down notices, establishing online enforcement strategies and policies, and compliance with the DMCA’s safe harbor provisions. 

Our attorneys have experience in all areas of Media and Entertainment, including:

  • Artists
  • Athletes
  • Film & Television
  • Literary Works
  • Mobile Applications
  • Music
  • Musical Instruments and Accessories
  • Online Games
  • Social Media
  • Video Games

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