Sports and Entertainment Law
For participants in the billion-dollar high stakes sports industry, it is crucial to have attorneys armed with both considerable business experience and an in-depth understanding of the distinct issues facing athletes, sports teams and organizations, and sports facilities.
In the area of Sports and Entertainment Law, Cowles & Thompson provides representation in the following areas:
- Personal and professional contract negotiation
- Endorsement contracts
- Protection of name and image in the media
- Merchandising and licensing rightsGeneral business issues
The burgeoning global entertainment industry is becoming increasingly complex, requiring attorneys with specific and detailed experience in the entertainment industry. Our attorneys advise clients with general business issues, performance and endorsement contracts and allied rights, financial matters, insurance coverage, and protecting and licensing intellectual property. When litigation or other disputes arise, we combine vigorous advocacy with extensive experience to defend our clients' interests.
Our entertainment attorneys provide counsel on:
- Trademark and copyright infringement
- Allegations of slander and libel
- Use of name and likeness
- Contract negotiations
Litigation and More
Our group skillfully handles all levels of litigation, obtaining favorable results for our clients. Our attorneys also help clients weigh the risks of litigating, identifying which claims should be vigorously opposed versus those where settling may be in our clients’ best interests.
We also offer clients guidance through all legal aspects of their transactions, including entertainment and sports law issues, and the related issues of corporate, tax, securities, copyright, trademark and regulatory aspects.
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