Find Lawyers in Toronto, Ontario for Entertainment Law
Jonathan Dyck is a banking and finance lawyer whose primary focus is on lending transactions. He has extensive experience in all aspects of lending and structured finance transactions, including acting on cross-border or multi-jurisdictional syndicated financings. Over the course of his practice, Jon has developed significant project finance expertise in the film, television and new media industries. He has acted on numerous production financing transactions, including international co-ventur...
Peter Henein is a partner in the Advocacy Department who specializes in the areas of intellectual property (including copyright, trademark and entertainment matters), product liability and class actions. He works with a wide variety of clients, including numerous Canadian and international intellectual property (“IP”) rights holders, Canadian copyright collectives and trade associations, film and television producers, franchisors, certification bodies, international auto manufactu...
Entertainment Law Definition
Clientele ranges widely, from individual performers, creators, and producers to trans-national Hollywood studios, from the illustrators of comic books to some of the world’s most famous musical acts and projects range from low-budget filmed documentaries to multi-million dollar live theatrical productions.
Meeting the legal requirements of such a multi-faceted group of clients, who are embarking on such a wide range of potential activities, means drawing on knowledge of a wide range of legal areas, including labour and employment; corporate financing; intellectual property (particularly copyrights and trade-marks); media law (such as broadcasting regulations); and trade and competition law (including foreign investment rules which apply to culturally-sensitive businesses).
Entertainment lawyers are often called upon to structure and negotiate various types of arrangements for the acquisition and exploitation of a multiplicity of intellectual property rights – and sometimes are required to be involved in the litigation which may be necessary to protect such rights when they are infringed. Facilitating the licensing of various elements of intellectual property is one of the value-added services that entertainment lawyers can provide to clients.
From offering personalized legal services (such as tax and litigation advice) to advising international conglomerates about merchandising and licensing, from advising on music publishing rights to the potential risks of Internet distribution, entertainment lawyers work hand-in-hand with businesses on the cutting edge of technology and leisure.
As new media exploitation platforms (such as the Internet and mobile platforms) expand the boundaries of the possible for entertainment products, entertainment lawyers are increasingly called-upon to assist their clients in navigating an environment which is fluid and challenging – but one where the opportunities are manifold.
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