Case #Legal CategoryArts CategoryClient TypeDescription
18-585OtherVisual ArtPro Bono

Contract: Scholarship. 18-585 NFP educational group needs help setting up a scholarship program for art students.

18-657Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other ClaimsDance, Film/TV, Music, Performance Art, Theater, Visual ArtPro Bono

Dispute: Film. 18-657 Freelance camera-man was notified by his ISP that they planned to disclose his name in connection with an alleged illegal download of a movie. According to the client, he has not illegally downloaded any movies. Client needs legal advice regarding the best course of action.

18-708Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other ClaimsMusicPro Bono

Dispute: Breach of Contract 18-708 Rap artist paid a producer to mix and master the tracks that the producer recorded for the artist. The producer never finished the mastering and Client would like the tracks to be returned to her so that she can work with them; or, in the alternative, Client would accept a refund of the amounts she paid to the producer.

19-026Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other ClaimsMusicPro Bono

Dispute: Music. 19-026 Musician, whose music is being played, has not received any royalty statments or payments since 2011. Client needs help evaluating her rights and pursuing recovery as warranted.

19-032Copyright Protection/LicensingMusicPro Bono

Copyright: Music. 19-032 NFP Jazz group is planning to offer a podcast and needs legal advice regarding music licensing. Client needs help understanding what licenses he needs for playing recorded music on the podcast, playing live music on the podcast and offering the podcast for download.

19-055ContractsFilm/TV, MusicPro Bono

Start-up: Music.19-055 Licensing agent who helps musicians find opportunities to license their music for film and TV needs start-up advice and two contracts: an Exclusive Representation Agreement for the musician clients, and a Sync License that would be between his company and the licensees.

19-059Visa and ImmigrationOtherPro Bono

Immigration: Visual Artist. 19-059 Master's degree student at SAIC needs legal advice regarding options for securing a Visa to stay in the US after she graduates in May.

19-067Business Startup/Corporate, Contracts, Employment, NFP AdviceDance, Performance Art, OtherPro Bono

NFP: Dance. 19-067 NFP dance group needs counsel to amend the organization's bylaws to address issues that are specific the operation of their organization.

19-069Business Startup/CorporateVisual ArtPro Bono

Start-up: Designer. 19-069 Artist who received a design patent needs start-up advice and help with business structure.

19-073Copyright Protection/LicensingFilm/TVPro Bono

Copyright: Film 19-073 Screen-writer has questions about the public domain status of a particular work.

19-076Business Startup/Corporate, Contracts, Copyright Protection/Licensing, Trademark ProtectionMusicPro Bono

Start-up Music. 19-076 Music production and publishing organization needs help with business structure and one contract to license the use of compositions that it controls.

19-077NFP AdviceDance, Film/TV, Literature, Music, Performance Art, Theater, Visual Art, OtherPro Bono

NFP: Music. 19-077 Executive Director of a local NFP needs legal advice regarding conflicts with the board president.

19-078NFP Advice, OtherOtherPro Bono

Employment. 19-078 NFP arts organization needs counsel to review their employee handbook.

19-085ContractsFilm/TV, TheaterPro Bono

Copyright: Theater. 19-085 Playwright has questions about whether he needs a license for content that he would like to include in his production; and, if so, guidance on securing the license.

19-093Business Startup/Corporate, Contracts, Trademark ProtectionDance, Music, Performance Art, TheaterPro Bono

NFP: Performance. 19-093 Client is a performance art NFP that arranges for teenage students to present performances at senior centers. Client needs a parental consent for the participants.

19-120Copyright Protection/Licensing, Trademark ProtectionMusicPro Bono

Dispute: Trademark. 19-120 Music group that has been using their name for two years recently learned that a Texas band applied for trademark registration for the same name. The PTO published the Texas mark on February 5, 2019. Client needs help evaluating and protecting his rights.

19-123Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other ClaimsFashionPro Bono

Nevada Cause of Action: Collection. 19-123 Client paid a self-described "Media Artist" to assist her with branding for her start-up cosmetic company. Under a written agreement, the Media Artist was to create a logo, packaging, and marketing materials. Client paid in advance and the Media Artist never performed. Client needs help evaluating her options and pursuing recovery.