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Advertising, Media, Sports, Entertainment

The world of entertainment has changed and some of the most successful companies have recently focused their businesses on social networking, digital publishing, movie and music downloads, streaming audio and video content, online targeting and other innovative business models that deliver media and entertainment content to consumers.

Our attorneys of the van Berings’ Advertising, Sports, Media & Entertainment Team understand the commercial dynamics of the market and the business drivers enabling us to anticipate issues and quickly find solutions and work seamlessly with our Intellectual Property Team and our Regulatory & Administrative Law Team to provide integrated and sophisticated to industry Clients on the following:

Advertising Law

  • advertising clearance
  • advertising business litigation
  • competition advertising litigation
  • consumer class action defence
  • digital marketing law
  • direct marketing law
  • cross-merchandising
  • marketing contracts
  • customer terms of use, privacy policies and anti-spam legislation
  • web site development and hosting arrangements
  • domain name registration and disputes
  • copyright, patent and trademark protection, prosecution and advice
  • lawful intercept and access to computer data
  • online promotions and contests, loyalty programs and sweepstakes
  • regulatory advice on advertising matters
  • mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures of digital media companies.

Sports Law

  • sponsorship agreements
  • sale and purchase of professional sport teams
  • media right deals
  • player contracts
  • major sporting events
  • arena and stadium development
  • sport teams’ financing
  • regulatory advice on sports league matters
  • investigations and defence on sports leagues disciplinary procedures
  • venue licensing and vendor contracts

Media, Broadcasting and Publishing Law

  • digital media
  • social networks, online privacy and social media
  • complex digital media and technology agreements
  • content licensing, production, acquisition and distribution deals
  • publishing agreements
  • licensing
  • e-commerce
  • distribution (digital and print)
  • copyright (counselling, prosecution, maintenance and litigation)
  • defamation, rights of privacy and publicity
  • data protection
  • audio-visual piracy
  • mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances

Entertainment Law

  • live events & tours sponsorship agreements
  • copyright, trademark and publicity rights
  • intellectual property acquisition, licensing, vetting and distribution
  • audio and visual productions
  • music licensing and publishing
  • artist concerts and touring
  • merchandising
  • artist management
  • film and television agreements from development through distribution
  • live and television performances
  • athlete and celebrity appearances, endorsement and service agreements
  • museums, dance and live theatre
  • Theme park development and management