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LitigationCo-Chair, Entertainment & Media Litigationemail
With coast-to-coast resources backing entertainment litigation teams in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, Manatt offers a breadth of full-service capabilities to provide you with a level of counsel you can’t find anywhere else.
We know the industry players, often on a first-name basis, and we complement in-depth knowledge of industry deals and transactions with a proven record in entertainment and media litigation. Unlike other firms, we don’t focus on one aspect of these industries. Instead, our strength lies in a multidisciplinary practice that encompasses television, radio, motion pictures, music, digital entertainment, art and advertising. From high-profile disputes over copyright infringement and breach of contract to right of publicity matters, trademark claims, false advertising consumer class actions and Digital Millennium Copyright Act claims, you can be confident in Manatt’s counsel—because chances are we’ve already handled a case like yours.
We’re nationally recognized as leaders in the defense of “song theft” or music copyright matters, and our representation of popular talent places us among the most renowned firms in the country for these types of disputes.
IndustriesManatt provides a full range of litigation and dispute resolution services within the following core entertainment industries.
Music: Manatt represents recording artists, record labels, music publishers, songwriters, record producers, distributors, managers, concert promoters and booking agencies in a full range of matters.
Motion Pictures/Television: Manatt represents motion picture studios, television broadcasters, producers, distributors, sales agents, financiers and above-the-line talent in a variety of disputes, including copyright infringement and idea submission claims; disputes among underlying rights claimants; contract disputes arising out of content production, distribution and financing, and profit participation and accounting; and artist-manager disputes.
Advertising: Manatt represents a wide range of talent, advertising agencies, content providers and licensors, broadcasters, and consumer goods companies in a variety of advertising and branded entertainment-related disputes, including contract, copyright, right of publicity and trademark claims, as well as in the defense of false advertising consumer class actions. When it comes to litigation, we’re often the trailblazers:
Copyrights, Rights of Publicity and Trademarks
Class Action Lawsuits
Named 2011 Law Firm of the Year
Ranked Nationally in Tier 1 for Entertainment Law 2010–2014
Named 2014 Law Firm of the Year for Entertainment Law - Music
Ranked in California for Media & Entertainment Law 2007–2014
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