Entertainment & Media
The Practice comprises a specialist team of dedicated and passionate practitioners well versed in the nuances of the entertainment and media industry and ready to embrace new technologies and the challenges these present for the law. With grounded and concise advice, they assist clients in exploiting the value of their assets (intellectual property) and in building relationships between clients and their partners.
WITHIN THIS PRACTICE
Our efforts as one of the very few law firms in Singapore with an entertainment and media law practice have been recognized within the industry. Our lawyers are leading entertainment and media practitioners in Singapore.
The Practice is committed to securing and protecting clients’ key assets being the creativity within the various ‘players’ in the entertainment and media industry – performers, artists, producers, film directors, actors, and the works they create.
We are able to guide clients in unlocking the value of the product of their creation and in safeguarding it for continued commercial exploitation.
Depth of experience
In an entertainment world that increasingly values cross-media knowledge, our experience in this industry allows us to provide valuable and prompt advice to our clients. Our clients include motion picture and television producers, television networks, authors, investors, technology companies, game companies, writers, performers, government entities, to name a few.
Breadth of our practice
We provide advice to clients on a broad spectrum of entertainment and media related matters including rights acquisition, film and television (live action, animated, reality and other genres) financing, production and distribution, merchandizing, game development and publishing, multiple platform exploitation including new media commercialization or Internet based projects, sponsorship and endorsement, data protection, confidentiality and privacy issues, technology related matters.
Our Practice in addition spans litigation based work including acting for clients in media related disputes, prosecuting parties on behalf of rights owners for infringement of the rights owners’ intellectual property works such as unauthorized downloads of copyright materials, unauthorized sale of infringing works.
Some of the services we provide include :
- Celebrity endorsement agreements
- Sponsorship agreements
- Film and Television Series financing, production and distribution
- Entertainment related investment agreements
- Sales agent agreements
- Merchandising agreements
- New media (including Internet) and communications
- Entertainment collaboration arrangements
- Recording agreements
- Talent agreements
- Copyright and trademark advice including prosecution, exploitation
- Intellectual property rights assignment and licensing
- Option agreements
- Rights clearances and acquisition
- Product placements
- Virtual worlds
- Intellectual property litigation, including copyright, trade mark, design and patent infringement
- Anti-piracy enforcement actions
With our broad client base, it is not uncommon for our lawyers to introduce and / or bring clients together to collaborate on entertainment / media projects.