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Bradley Murchison represents a variety of clients in the entertainment, publishing and digital media areas. We assist clients in matters involving patent, trademark and copyright development, licensing, royalties and in identifying sources of capital and how best to structure their financial transactions. Bradley Murchison is in the forefront representing the film industry in Louisiana as it continues to grow. Our entertainment clients, who have included Oscar® and Emmy® winners, appreciate the unique perspective and discretion provided by our lawyers outside the Hollywood network.

 

Our Intellectual Property lawyers regularly represent  artists, authors, software companies, software developers, inventors, record labels, corporate entities, production companies and movie studios in an ongoing basis regarding virtually every type of intellectual property matter including registration and protection of their intellectual properties, licensing, joint ventures, royalties, assignments, options and sales (excluding patent registration). The firm has registered and monitors hundreds of trademarks and copyrights.

 

Louisiana is home to a unique set of cities and cultures that people from around the world travel to experience. The attorneys at BMKS are well versed in the specific issues facing the hospitality industry. We have experience in all aspects of restaurant and hospitality law including corporate formation, real estate and zoning issues, business financing, representation in front of local and state administrative bodies, lease negotiations, compliance with Alcohol and Tobacco Control, merchant account services, contracts, buy-sell agreements, and corporate litigation.

 

Our general experience in business and commercial litigation allows us to represent technology companies and individuals in everything from the negotiation of licensing agreements to handling disputes over intellectual rights.

 


Representative Matters

Negotiates intellectual property transactions with major studios and publishers including, e.g., Sony Europe, Sony USA, Netflix, Mattel, Dolby, and Simon & Schuster.

 

Prepares and negotiates work made for hire, contributing artist, and other similar agreements for intellectual property protection.

 

Negotiated with hundreds of local, state and federal government entities on behalf of a software developer client for licensing, customization, and Software as a Service (SaaS).

 

Representation of a capital investment client in the negotiation, drafting and execution of a “License Agreement” by which the client obtained exclusive “worldwide” development and licensing rights to a public Louisiana university’s patents for the use of nanofilament catalytic materials in the Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis (conversion of natural gas to diesel) process first developed by the Germans during World War II.

 

Representation of an Oscar® and Emmy® winning animation studio in the negotiation, drafting and execution of production agreements, book publishing agreements, grants of rights, services agreements, licenses, royalty agreements, joint development agreements, composer agreements, independent contractor agreements. Registered trademarks, and copyright for the studio’s intellectual property.

 

Representation of a production studio the negotiation, drafting and execution of production agreements for production of a nationally syndicated daily radio program, movie production agreements, services agreements, and television pilot development agreements.

 

Representation of national software companies in the negotiation, drafting and execution of licenses, joint development agreements, independent contractor agreements, trademark and copyright registrations, and software purchase agreements.

 

Representation of a start-up company in company in the negotiation, drafting and execution of manufacturing agreements, joint venture agreements, and licenses with national sports leagues. Represented the company in registration of its patents, trademarks and copyrights.

 

Representation of a regional recreational facility in concert promotions, joint promotion agreements, music licensing, trademark and copyright registrations, and software licensing.

 

Representation of a family in the negotiation, drafting and execution of a life rights stories option.

 

Negotiation and creation of various SaaS contracts for both providers and customers for many types of services, including negotiation of major outsourcing needs for start-up of national pipeline company, such as payroll, employee benefits, expense management, call centers, public affairs management.

 

Creation and negotiation of service agreements related to start-up provider of electronic medical records services.

 

Creation and negotiation of various non-disclosure and non-competition agreements for the protection of Intellectual Property for start-ups and national companies.

 

Creation and negotiation of services agreements for professionals in connection with research and development of patented processes.

 

Representation of a local restaurant group in all matters in furtherance of opening a new restaurant.

 

Representation of nightclub lessee in dispute with landlord concerning bankruptcy proceedings.

 


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