After Building a Lifetime of Creative Works, What is the Best Way to Leave a Legacy for Your Family?

When you are a creative person, your creations are called “intellectual property.”  In order to protect one’s creations, whether literary works, music or art, most people diligently safeguard their intellectual property rights via copyrights, trademarks, patents, etc.  Yet, many people do not think to consider what happens to these rights...

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The FTX Film Rights Bidding War: Considerations for Sellers and Buyers

Just over a month ago, FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried was running one of the world’s largest crypto-currency exchanges and hobnobbing at conferences with the likes of Bill Clinton. Celebrities and athletes, from Larry David to Tom Brady, appeared in FTX advertisements. The FTX name was everywhere, including on the Miami Heat’s...

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Is Grease the Word?

Earlier this month, New York federal district court Judge Laura Taylor Swain denied a motion to dismiss a case filed by Sketchworks Industrial Strength Comedy Inc. seeking to obtain the court’s preemptive declaration that its musical Vape, which it created as an alleged parody of the musical Grease, constitutes “fair...

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