For leading entertainment media companies, as well as for the independent producers and the artists who drive the creative process, success is built on talent, hard work and creativity. Lathrop GPM’s record of serving entertainment clients reflects those important values. Members of our group have represented motion picture and television studios, production companies, computer game companies, and music publishers in a wide variety of disputes, many involving copyright, trademark, defamation, right of publicity, right of privacy, unfair competition, trade secret or false advertising issues and claims.
Independent production companies are at the heart of the complex business arrangements that make artistic performances possible. Our firm understands the concerns of both performing artists and the management of production companies and can advise on concerns ranging from intellectual property rights to international production and distribution agreements.
IP rights are paramount for musical, motion picture and broadcast entertainment, and we have helped internationally prominent performing artists and entertainment companies protect and exploit their publicity, privacy, fair use and related rights. Members of our team have handled numerous claims concerning a variety of popular motion picture and television entertainment works. We also have provided fair use and publicity rights advice to prominent national television personalities as well as to television networks and represented both entertainment companies and musical performers in fair use controversies involving song compositions.