Case #Legal CategoryArts CategoryClient TypeDescriptionTraining MaterialsLaw Library
20-070Trademark Protection, Copyright Protection/LicensingOther, Film/T.V.Pro Bono

20-070 Filmmaker needs help with trademark registration. She also needs advice regarding licensing the trademark for a podcast that is being produced by the Client and a partner.

Overview of Trademark Issues in the Arts
20-125Contracts, Copyright Protection/LicensingMusicPro Bono

20-125 Songwriter (Client) wrote the music and lyrics for a gospel song and hired a producer to produce the song. The producer paid session musicians to perform on the recording. There are no written agreements. Client needs help understanding who owns the intellectual property rights and how royalties will be distributed.

Representing the LCA Music Client: Rights in Musical Compositions
20-079Copyright Protection/LicensingVisualPro Bono

20-079 Client needs help understanding the scope of her rights in certain visual art objects that she purchased with the purchase of her home. The home was formerly owned by a now deceased visual artists of some renown.

Overview of Copyright Issues in the Arts
20-178Employment, DisputesOtherPro Bono

20-178 Video and lightening director, Client, provided services and was paid by check by a film producer. Client had a dispute with the producer and the producer stopped payment on the check. Client needs help collecting amounts owed including the amount of the check. Counsel need not agree to commence litigation.

20-217Contracts, DisputesDancePro Bono

20-217 Board of Directors of a local NFP are planning to sell the most valuable asset that the NFP owns. Members of the organization need legal help evaluating whether they have rights with regard to the sale.

20-188Trademark InfringementFilm/T.V.Pro Bono

20-188 Start-up film studio needs help responding to a cease and desist that it received from a CA stock footage company.

Overview of Trademark Issues in the Arts
20-212ContractsVisualPro Bono

20-212 Representative (Client) of a well-known visual artist who recently passed away needs help determining what her rights and obligations are with respect to certain of the artist's works that Client has in her possession.

19-718Visa and ImmigrationDance, Music, Theater, Film/T.V.Pro Bono

19-718 Venezuelan music theater student who is in the US on a J-1 Visa, is graduating in May and needs help with an O-1 Visa application.

20-181Trademark ProtectionOtherPro Bono

20-181 Client manages a staff of people who are hired to guide the mood at parties and events. Client needs help with trademark registration.

Overview of Trademark Issues in the Arts
20-197Trademark ProtectionPerformance ArtPro Bono

20-097 Client needs help with trademark registration for his football related podcast.

Overview of Trademark Issues in the Arts
20-161Trademark ProtectionOtherPro Bono

20-161 Producer of a video streaming software needs help responding to an Office Action refusing registration based on possible confusion with a mark in a prior filed application.

Overview of Trademark Issues in the Arts