Seiter Legal Studio assists our clients in securing, acquiring and protecting copyrights in artistic and literary works, with an emphasis on entertainment, music, fashion, commercial and fine art, and computer software. To protect our clients’ copyrights, we file applications for registration with the US Copyright Office, copyright assignments and recordations, and prosecute and defend copyright infringement disputes.
We draft copyright licenses, assignments and work-for-hire contracts among parties engaged in the creation of animated cartoons, live-action film, and video, photography, graphic art, applied art, and screenplays, realized in diverse media and merchandise, from television, film and video games, to fashion apparel, accessories, sporting goods, and other branded lifestyle products.
We conduct rights clearance and title searches for film, television and other entertainment productions as well as for consumer product promotions, reviewing scripts, artwork, graphics, photography, advertising, and website copy to avoid infringement and publicity and privacy rights issues and to satisfy clients’ errors and omissions requirements. We also provide interpretation and guidance on agreements impacting copyrights and their exploitation.
Internationally, our close working relationships in all significant jurisdictions with local counsel seasoned in copyright matters enable us to deliver coherent global advice on cross-border licensing and other agreements impacting copyrights, overseas copyright protection, anti-piracy investigations, and enforcement measures.