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Music Licensing for Restaurants, Nightclubs & Bars

Music Licensing for Restaurants, Nightclubs & Bars By Jeffrey E. Jacobson & Justin M. Jacobson As more and more individuals are visiting local culinary and entertainment establishments to enjoy themselves, the need for the business owner to entertain their crowd has become of paramount importance.  Many establishments, including restaurants, nightclubs, bars and other publicly accessible […]

Interview: Justin M. Jacobson on CrazEsportz

On August 23, 2018, esports sports podcast, CrazEsportz interviewed Justin M. Jacobson, Esq., Vice-President at The Jacobson Firm, P.C. In his interview, Justin discusses the firm’s prior work in esports as well as Season 2 of the NBA 2K League. Check the full interview below and here.

Why and Where Does an Entertainment Attorney Fit?

Why and Where Does an Entertainment Attorney Fit? By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Being that I’m an entertainment attorney, I would be remiss to not acknowledge the inherent bias in this article; however, whether you work with me or one of my colleagues around the globe, the usage of a competent attorney or legal representative […]

A Brief Look at Trademarks & The Principal vs. Supplemental Register

A Brief Look at Trademarks & The Principal vs. Supplemental Register By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. One constant question posed by clients and a frequent option offered in an Office Action Letter from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (U.S.P.T.O.) is the potential of registering a mark on the “Supplemental Register.”  This is often misunderstood […]

Protecting Your Investment: What the E-2 Treaty Investor Needs to Know About Brand Protection

Protecting Your Investment: What the E-2 Treaty Investor Needs to Know About Brand Protection By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq., Associate & Pablo G. Velez, Esq., Of Counsel Investing in a new or existing enterprise in the United States can be an advantageous proposition.  As the E-2 Investor is well aware, having a company with a […]

Copyrights of Factual Creations

Copyrights of Factual Creations By Jeffrey E. Jacobson, Esq. Copyrights do not protect facts or ideas; rather, they protect the expression of them.  Consequently, the fact that Columbus discovered America is not protectable by copyright.  However, the fanciful expression that “Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue in fourteen hundred ninety two” may be. Factual compilations used […]

The Marketing Dilemma of the Esports Influencer

The Marketing Dilemma of the Esports Influencer By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. With publications constantly reporting on the esports “boom,” most of the world’s marketing agencies and brand managers are familiar with the world of esports and its “key” demographic. Marketers see league sponsors, such as Toyota, T-Mobile, and Sour Patch Kids for Blizzard’s Overwatch […]

Trademark Law: “Brand” Protection For Professional Athletes

Trademark Law: “Brand” Protection For Professional Athletes By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Today more than ever, a professional athlete must be aware of how their “brand” is publicly viewed and protected.  This new focus on a player’s off-the-field business has caused many professional athletes from various sports to properly protect and monetize their actual name […]

Intellectual Property Considerations For Restaurants & Other Culinary Establishments

Intellectual Property Considerations For Restaurants & Other Culinary Establishments By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. As restaurants and other culinary establishments continue to form and grow, these companies begin to face new legal challenges similar to any other business.  While there are many matters a potential restaurateur must evaluate prior to forming or creating a culinary […]

Brand Sponsorship & Endorsement Agreements For Musicians

Brand Sponsorship & Endorsement Agreements For Musicians By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. With the evolution of the music business in today’s digital age of streaming and downloads; the ancillary income that musicians generate from brand sponsorship and endorsements have become of paramount importance to an artist’s overall earnings.  For instance, “sponsorship spending on music tours, […]