If you are an actor, author, model, musician, photographer, or another type of artist, it is in your best interests to hire an entertainment lawyer as soon as possible. In addition to protecting your creative work, an attorney can help you with contracts regarding nearly every aspect of your career. At Replin Law Group, we have been representing creative talent in a range of fields for 40 years. We focus on helping advance our clients’ careers by providing savvy business law counsel, enforcing copyrights and trademarks, and developing sound contracts. Whether you need assistance drafting a royalties contract, copyrighting song lyrics, or trademarking a band name, you can count on us to protect your rights while you move forward.
The entertainment industry is rife with stories of musicians who signed bad contracts and had their creative works sold and redistributed. One of the primary ways our firm protects clients in the entertainment industry is by drafting clear and thorough contracts that address potential issues before they arise. Whether you are a musician, actor, or writer, a sound contract protects your work now and in the future and also clearly outlines the responsibilities of you and your agent.
Additionally, we review your existing contracts to ensure they are legally valid, clearly written, and in your interests. If we determine a contract is biased or if we detect a breach of contract, we work tirelessly to protect your rights and negotiate a positive resolution.
Many careers in the entertainment industry rely on royalties and residuals rather than traditional payment methods. For example, in the music world, artists often receive royalties on each album sold. Similarly, actors may receive residual payments whenever a movie or show is aired on TV. At our firm, we review your royalty or residual agreement to ensure it is worthy of your time and effort.
If after a careful evaluation of your arrangement we see your interests are not being fully addressed and protected, we can help you draft a new royalty contract or negotiate better terms in your existing contract. Further, if you are involved in a dispute with a producer, record label or TV studio, we can advocate on your behalf.
Whether you want to protect a band or business name or a book, movie, song, photo or other creative work, you need an attorney familiar with copyright and trademark law. At our firm, we have 40 years of experience helping authors copyright their creative works. We have a deep understanding of copyright and trademark laws and can help protect your brand identity. After reviewing your situation and your intellectual property protection needs, we can determine what type of copyright or trademark protection you will need.
Although applying for a trademark is straightforward, it’s always best to consult with a lawyer first. Our firm advises you on legal decisions, protects your rights, and assists you in filling out paperwork properly and accurately to provide you with the full protection you seek.
Replin Law Group provides experienced entertainment law counsel to authors, musicians, movie producers, photographers, artists, and other people involved in the creative arts. Please call 844-200-8270 or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation at our Denver office.