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Music Litigation & Entertainment Litigation Practice

Entertainment Law Litigation Attorneys Serving Southern California

The Allan Law Group’s Entertainment Litigation Practice has years of experience and expertise with representing clients in their litigation disputes in the music, film and TV world.

Music Law Litigation

The Attorneys at Allan Law Group PC have helped numerous individuals in the music industry, including recording artists, songwriters, musicians, music producers, music managers, music publishers, and other music industry professionals protect their interests through arbitration, Mediation and litigation.

Our Music Law Litigation and Copyright litigation attorneys are actively involved in litigation and arbitration involving music royalties, sampling, licensing, accounting disputes, and copyright infringement and trademark infringement. We also represent clients in copyright renewal claims and recapturing their copyrights through termination.

Copyright Recapture

We assist authors and heirs in getting back copyright ownership of works. The Copyright Act is creating windows of opportunities for authors and heirs to recapture rights in post 1978 works 35 years after the date of the grant, despite contracts which specify that the transfer was in perpetuity.

Works that were registered prior to January 1, 1978, can be terminated 56 years from the date of copyright registration. Works made for hire are an exception. However, authors, estates and heirs should be aware that the right to recapture is only available during a specific time period and will be lost if certain deadlines and statutory notice requirements are not met.



Music law Disputes

Our litigation attorneys represent artists and writers in disputes involving the ownership of sound recordings and musical compositions and the right to exploit them as well as the compensation to be paid in connection with the uses for their intellectual property. We also represent copyright owners of sound recordings and musical compositions in disputes involving royalty accounting.

Film and TV Disputes

Our Entertainment litigation practice also offers a wide variety of services to entertainment production companies and individuals in the film, motion picture and television industries ranging from copyright, trademark & intellectual property protection, idea submission agreements, non-disclosure agreements, royalties and licensing agreements, and partnership disputes, to privacy issues and dispute resolution, domestically and internationally.

Our Entertainment Law and Litigation Practice involves the following issues:

  • Contracts

  • Music Sampling

  • Music Publishing agreements

  • Administration agreements

  • Recapturing Copyrights

  • Re-assignment of Terminated Rights

  • Trademark and Copyright protection

  • Licensing agreements

  • Infringement and Fair Use litigation

  • Publicity and privacy issues, including use of image or voice

  • Breach of contract litigation

  • Talent agreements

  • Disputes over names of bands, acts, published works or URLs

  • Actions for accounting and payment in music royalties disputes

  • Performance Rights Organizations Royalties

  • Issues involving new media and online use.

Allan Law Group PC represents clients in the entertainment industry including singers, songwriters, recording artists, actors, writers, directors, producers, managers, and publishers. Our law firm is prepared to advise and represent you in your business and legal needs in the Music, Film and TV industries. For more information about the scope of our entertainment litigation practice in the U.S. and international markets contact an experienced attorney at Allan Law Group PC.

We are and have been involved with cases involving Music Royalties, Breach of Contract, Accounting disputes, and Copyright and Trademark disputes for Sly and the Family Stone and George Clinton of Parliament Funkadelic.

Our offices are located in Malibu, California, and we can be contacted by calling 1.310.456.3024, 1.800.439.9403, or contact us here.

Allan Law Group represents clients with domestic and international business interests in the United States, China, Russia, India, and the southern California cities of Los Angeles, Universal City, Pacific Palisades, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Pasadena, Glendale, Woodland Hills, Encino, Century City, Simi Valley, Los Angeles, Malibu, Ventura, Santa Monica, Culver City, Marina Del Rey, and Malibu.

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