Athlete getting a tattoo who owns a celebrities tattoo copyright?

Famous Athletes, Celebrities and Tattoo Copyrights: Who Owns What?

When ordinary, non-famous people—people like you and me—pay a tattoo artist for inking the visible parts of our bodies, we don’t typically generate much controversy or legal intrigue. The general consumer public most likely thinks the tattoo itself belongs to the person wearing it, since it’s part of their bodies. But when a professional athlete…

Ireland Film Production Brian J. Murphy Entertainment Attorney

Filming in Ireland: Take Advantage of Incentives and Benefits 

Could the fallout from Brexit influence film, television and motion picture production in the UK? To counter a potential downturn in filming-related revenues, the UK now offers tax credits to companies who choose the region as a shooting destination. But as it happens, Ireland offers an even more enticing tax incentive. In addition, Ireland’s attractive…

Soccer Stadium - Sports Sponsorship Contracts

How do corporate sponsors secure sports sponsorship contracts?

Multimillion dollar sports sponsorship contracts require careful negotiations best handled by an experienced attorney. The Dallas Cowboys are rated the world’s most valuable sports team as of July, 2018.  Blockbuster TV contracts and owner-friendly collective bargaining agreements are causing record sale prices in every major U.S. sports league. (source: Forbes) Lucrative sponsorship deals for players and…

Protection for Child Actors - Brian J. Murphy Attorney at Law

Child actors and entertainers have few legal protections for their income

Over the years, there have been numerous cases where unscrupulous parents, managers or employers have squandered the earnings of famous children. Most notably, musician LeAnn Rimes and actors Gary Coleman and Macaulay Culkin sued their parents for mismanaging their money. Hollywood’s first well-known child star, Shirley Temple, died at the age of 85 just last…