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Esports Law: What Makes Gamer-Tags and Team Names Such Valuable Trademarks?

Esports Law: What Makes Gamer-Tags and Team Names Such Valuable Trademarks? By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. With the rapid international expansion and increased profitability of esports, including a surge in the number of players and teams involved in the competitions, the need to properly protect one’s “brand” and its associated intellectual property grows even more […]

Part 2: The Artist & Manager Relationship — A Look At Recording Industry Management Agreements

Part 2: The Artist & Manager Relationship — A Look At Recording Industry Management Agreements By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. We will continue from our prior installment on “The Artist & Manager Relationship.” We will now explore some additional contract clauses included in most management agreements as well as a few negotiation tactics for these […]

Part 1: The Artist & Manager Relationship — A Look At Recording Industry Management Agreements

Part 1: The Artist & Manager Relationship — A Look At Recording Industry Management Agreements By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. We will now begin a series of articles exploring several music business agreements.  The first agreement we will examine is the agreement that governs the artist (talent) and personal manager relationship.  An exploration of what […]

JACOBSON NAMED SUPER LAWYER AGAIN

09-25-2016 – JACOBSON NAMED SUPER LAWYER AGAIN (New York, NY)  Jeffrey E. Jacobson, President of The Jacobson Firm, P.C. has been selected for a third year in a row as a 2016 Super Lawyer. In this role, Mr. Jacobson will be listed in the New York Times Magazine as well as on the “Super Lawyer” […]

A Few Considerations For Starting An Independent Clothing, Apparel or Accessories Brand

By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. The expansion of new technologies and the domination of social media as a means for distribution and mass marketing have caused an explosion of independent fashion designers creating their own brands.  From clothing to apparel and other related accessories, these new entrepreneurs are part of this new “do-it-yourself” movement, consisting […]

A Musician’s Basic Guide to Trademark Law

By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Continuing from our prior installment where we discussed copyright law and how it relates to the music industry, we should now briefly explore how trademark law is related to the music business. As they say on Madison Avenue, “it’s all about the name;” and, trademark law provides protection for a […]

THE JACOBSON FIRM NEGOTIATES MAJOR PUBLISHING DEAL FOR EDM ARTIST MATTHEW STEEPER WITH MUSICALLSTARS PUBLISHING

01-20-16 – THE JACOBSON FIRM NEGOTIATES MAJOR PUBLISHING DEAL FOR EDM ARTIST MATTHEW STEEPER WITH MUSICALLSTARS PUBLISHING (New York, NY) – The Jacobson Firm, P.C., on behalf of client, EDM Songwriter, Vocalist and Producer, Matthew Steeper has successfully negotiated a major publishing deal with MusicAllStars Publishing, which is affiliated with EDM mega-label, Spinnin’ Records. Mr. […]