Intellectual Property

Entertainment Law

Located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s cultural district, we are especially proud of Cohen & Grigsby’s commitment to the arts. In keeping with tradition of community involvement, our firm has established relationships with a host of cultural organizations. We are dedicated to cultivating a Culture of Performance by providing legal services to the entertainment industry. We counsel clients in film, television, music, theater, multimedia, publishing, photography, visual art and design, and other creative industries. A few examples of the legal services we have provided to our clients include:

  • Negotiated a musical set agreement for a set designer
  • Negotiated movie production and distribution agreements
  • Drafted and negotiated celebrity endorsement and publicity arrangements

We routinely assist clients a host of intellectual property related services, including:

  • Preparing, prosecuting, and maintaining patent and trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and international Patent and Trademark offices
  • Prosecuting and maintaining information and copyrights
  • Protecting trade secrets and confidential technology
  • Conducting searches to determine priority and availability of patents and trademarks and interpreting of potential conflicts or enforceability
  • Counseling on ownership and registration rights in patents, trademarks, service marks, domain names and copyrights both in the U.S. and abroad
  • Counseling clients on patent and trademark infringement issues
  • Advising clients on the proper use of trademarks
  • Counseling clients on trademark infringement issues, including but not limited to, issuing or responding to cease and desist letters and preparation of opinion letters
  • Litigating patent and trademark infringement issues and/or negotiating settlement matters
  • Prosecuting opposition and cancellation proceedings with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Negotiating and drafting licenses, assignments, and other agreements relating to all forms of intellectual property
  • Negotiating, preparing, and recording license agreements, security interests and agreements, assignments, asset purchase agreements, concurrent use agreements, and other related agreements
  • Providing due diligence services between the U.S. and worldwide in relation to acquisitions, mergers, and transfer of intellectual property in general
  • Customizing corporate intellectual property strategies