Entertainment

Helping high-profile entertainers, athletes, producers and global entertainment companies navigate highly complex matters

Meet the team
WHY LOCKE LORD

Locke Lord’s entertainment lawyers handle litigation and transactional matters for clients ranging from high-profile entertainers, athletes and producers to global media, entertainment and content companies. We help our clients navigate highly complex and strategic matters involving investigations, public relations crises, intellectual property disputes and other sensitive matters. Our lawyers have years of experience representing media, entertainment and content companies, as well as artists and creators. We are skilled at protecting a client’s public and industry reputation, as well as their name, image and likeness, while maintaining their personal and family privacy. With on-the-ground teams in important entertainment hubs like Los Angeles, New York and London, we provide representation in the following areas:

  • Intellectual property rights
  • Trademark and copyright infringement
  • First amendment & false advertising disputes
  • Employment law
  • Cross-border dispute resolution
  • Television and film production and distribution agreements
  • Bankruptcy and liquidation
  • Private wealth and estate litigation
  • Acquisitions and divestitures of media properties

Our lawyers work in collaboration with our colleagues in the Consumer Products, Retail & Franchise, Gaming, Hospitality and Technology, Media & Telecommunications industries on both minor disputes and precedent-setting cases in the entertainment industry.

We recognize public perception is often an entertainer's most valuable asset, and we offer an experienced team of lawyers whose specific focus is to help develop and protect the messaging, images, brands and advertising utilized by people and groups in the entertainment industry.

We represent our clients before several administrative, judicial and self-regulatory bodies, which include:

  • National Advertising Division
  • Children's Advertising Review Unit
  • U.S. Copyright Office
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO