Best & Flanagan


Intellectual Property: Entertainment Law

Best & Flanagan represents world renowned musicians, producers, photographers, authors, publishers, artists, engineers, explorers, researchers, speakers, actors, athletes and other creatives in protecting their intellectual property rights. We also work with a wide range of organizations in the creative arts, music, entertainment, educational programming, internet and publishing businesses. We understand the creative process, and the commercial and sometimes personal issues that are involved with creativity and the arts.

We assist in negotiating and drafting contracts, and in preparing licensing, confidentiality and royalty agreements. We advocate our client’s position in order to protect their rights of publicity and privacy, as well as assist them in safeguarding their brand and creative works. We are familiar with the full array of entertainment and arts-related contracts, including agency, publishing, recording, biographical, performer and producer agreements.

We strive to mitigate potential conflict in order to create mutually beneficial relationships. However, should our clients find themselves facing disputes or litigation, our lawyers work aggressively to defend their rights and assets. We have navigated our clients beyond such litigation claims involving breach of contract, artist and group disputes, copyright and trademark infringement, publisher, label and management conflicts, and defamation suits.

Our goal is to provide our clients with solid, comprehensive legal counsel, built on long term relationships.