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Using our extensive experience in representing some of the most cutting edge communications and media professionals and artists, Marashlian & Donahue is uniquely positioned to guide clients through the creation and protection of their creative arts based businesses. For over two decades, we have built our reputation as a dynamic firm that consistently delivers affordable and effective solutions to the legal challenges and issues facing media companies and artists.

Our firm represents all of the players on the modern media stage, including traditional media companies, such as major market broadcast radio and television stations; new media companies such as digital content providers, streaming media providers and podcasters; print publishers; artists, photographers and other content creators; film producers; record labels; Internet service providers. Our clients range from individual artists to small, family owned enterprises to established public media companies to entrepreneurs just starting new ventures.

Our firm’s Visual Communications & Entertainment Media practice encompasses all of the possible concerns media companies or artists could have, including business formation, simple and complex contract drafting and review, joint venture and partnership agreements, intellectual property registration and protection; content distribution negotiations; licensing agreements; and complex transactional negotiations.

From the most basic to impossibly complex, our firm is a one-stop shop for the fulfillment of your Visual Communications & Entertainment Media business’ legal needs.

Visual Art Legal Services:

  • Drafting and Review of Licensing Agreements
  • Copyright Registration of Artistic Works
  • Enforcement of Copyright Claims
  • Drafting and Review of Purchase and Sale Agreements for acquisition and sale of artistic works

Literary Work Legal Services:

  • Drafting and Review of Publishing Agreements
  • Copyright Registration of Literary Works
  • Enforcement of Copyright and Trademark Infringement Claims
  • Trademark Registration of Intellectual Property

Motion Picture/Television Legal Services:

  • Draft and Review Distribution Agreements
  • Enforcement of Copyright and Trademark Infringement Claims
  • Trademark & Copyright Registration and Licensing
  • Enforcement of Copyright and Trademark Infringement Claims

Internet/Multimedia Legal Services:

  • Domain Name Registration, Maintenance and Dispute Resolution
  • Draft Website Terms of Service/Use
  • Draft Privacy Policies
  • Trademark & Copyright Registration and Licensing
  • Enforcement of Copyright and Trademark Infringement Claims

Podcasting and Streaming Media Services:

  • Draft and Review of Network Distribution Agreements
  • Draft and Review of Talent Agreements
  • Trademark Registration of Show Names and Logos
  • Enforcement of Copyright and Trademark Infringement Claims
  • Negotiate Vendor Service Agreements

General Legal Services:

  • Draft Business Formation Agreements
  • Draft Corporate Documents such as By-Laws, Shareholder Agreements
  • State Business Registration