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Bands, Brands & Artist Names – Own Them Or Risk Losing Them.

By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. An artist, band or brand name is one of the most important, if not, the most important feature in an individual’s career. Therefore, ownership and prior proper clearance of a particular name is prudent; and, generally, the creator should apply for trademark or service mark in their artist, band or […]

Trademark Rights In A #HashTag

By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. As social media and digital marketing and promotions continue to dominate the business world, there is an increased importance on unique branded promotional campaigns.  In today’s world, dominated by social media, one new key brand development utilized by many marketers and advertisers is to market and promote a company’s products […]

Why A Songwriter “Split Sheet” Just Isn’t Enough?

By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. For some unexplained reason, frequently when artists go into the recording studio to work on a track together, they typically sign a “split sheet” and think it suffices.  In reality, the traditional songwriter “split sheet” could merely be used as a stop-gap measure that is meant to ensure all parties […]