Entertainment, Intellectual Property, Internet, New Media and Sports Law Group

The entertainment, media and technology industries in Southern California, Silicon Valley and elsewhere around the globe are all about the ability to evolve and quickly adapt business strategies, tactics and practices to stay one step ahead of competitors who will look to take away their advantage by any means at their disposal.

Our attorneys have extensive experience across the continually expanding entertainment, media and technology landscape. We will work to provide you the greatest chance of success with the people who can make a difference, such as industry insiders, executives and investors.

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That is why it is so important to hire an experienced law firm that understands that continuously evolving environment, the technology, and the national and state intellectual property laws that affect entertainment, technology, and media professionals and businesses.

Based in Los Angeles, Brian J. Murphy, Attorney at Law, offers more than 25 years of experience working with clients in California and worldwide. Major news organizations, such as Fox News and CNN, have consulted attorney Brian J. Murphy for his unique perspective on breaking news affecting the entertainment, technology and media industries.

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How Can We Help You?

Brian J. Murphy helps domestic and international businesses with the creation, distribution and maintenance of their intellectual property assets. We also help motion picture studios and production companies, creative talent, investors, independent contractors, and Internet and new media entrepreneurs identify the full value of their work while protecting their ability to realize it, both in its original form and in emerging platforms and applications.

Content Rights

Recording & Other Artists

Entertainment Finance

Directors, Writers & Producers

Agents & Managers

Actors and Actresses

An entertainment lawyer requires a broad range of highly specialized experience, focused on combining knowledge of intellectual property, contracts, international finance, and content and product distribution.  When working with our clients, we frequently tie together aspects from multiple disciplines, such as international co-productions, entity and joint venture structuring, employment law, merchandise licensing and insurance, among others.  We have experience not only with U.S. corporate and IP law, but also with navigating international regulations and laws regarding content licensing, exploitation and distribution rights.

Global Reach. Knowledge And Experience You Can Trust.

Brian J. Murphy serves as your point-of-entry to a global network of attorneys, business professionals, financing experts and technology consultants.

Our access to this network provides a valuable bridge between diverse business interests and cultures worldwide. We advise clients on projects and transactions in Southern California and throughout the United States, Canada, the Pacific Rim, Asia, Australia, India and Europe.

Intellectual property clients appreciate our ability to steer them through the maze of laws governing patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, false advertising, unfair competition, counterfeiting, gray marketing and other issues. Our attorneys also assist with the protection and enforcement of IP rights in patents, trademarks and copyrights in the U.S. and around the world.

We also advise domestic and foreign clients about government support for projects, such as motion picture and film production subsidies and incentives, wherever grants, tax credits or co-production opportunities happen to be available. At each stage of our engagement, we’ll help you identify risk, find solutions to legal or practical problems, and avoid the mistakes that could derail the project or your career.

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We serve our clients from the inception of their creative ideas and innovative concepts and technologies through and across the full range of business and legal needs in the U.S. and all international markets. Whether you are just starting your first project or business, you’re an industry veteran, or you’re considering expanding into new domestic and international markets, an experienced lawyer can expand and support your opportunities in California and around the world.

To learn more about our services, contact our office in Los Angeles or call 310-473-3500.

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