Entertainment & Sports Law

The entertainment industry has rapidly expanded the mediums it uses to communicate and entertain the world. TV, Film, Music, Advertising, Social Media, Influencers, Professional Sports and E-Gaming are some of the most commonly known and growing in the industry. However, in our exciting and quickly evolving world, new mediums are developed each and every day.  
Just like in most aspect of life, it is important that you understand your rights and how to best protect them. At SAADE LAW, we assist media and entertainment companies and/or individuals, build and protect their futures in the most efficient and legally responsible way.

Entertainment Law

Entertainment Law helps protect the rights of all types of talent, such as influencers, artists, songwriters, and/or corporations amongst others, in different areas such as intellectual property rights, endorsement deals, licensing and service agreements, compliance with state and federal regulations and more. These are some of the areas within the scope of Entertainment Law.

Digital Content

Globalization and technology has made the creation of content faster, simpler, and global. Content creation has become tantamount to the development and growth of individual talent and corporations. Because of the ease of digital content creation, copyright infringement, trademark infringement and/or right of publicity claims due to use of likeness, persona, and much more have become more prevalent. It is important to protect yourself from infringers and also from becoming an infringer. Some of our services include:

  1. Trademark and Copyright application and enforcement;

  2. Licensing and merchandising agreements;

  3. Sponsorship agreements; and

  4. Influencer agreements.

Arts

Whether you are an actor, filmmaker, musician, influencer, songwriter, and/or business in the entertainment and arts industry, your talent or work need adequate protection. Some of our services include:

  1. Trademark and Copyright application and enforcement;

  2. Influencer agreements;

  3. Sponsorship agreements;

  4. Music licensing agreements;

  5. Negotiating, drafting and reviewing agreements; 

  6. Licensing and merchandising agreements; and

  7. Compliance with Federal and State regulations. 

Hospitality, Food and Beverage 

SAADE LAW proudly represents many major players in the hospitality and restaurant industry. Some of our services include:

  1. Negotiating, drafting and reviewing franchise and/or licensing agreements;

  2. Negotiating and drafting commercial leases;

  3. License applications;

  4. Employment Contracts;

  5. Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation, and Non-Disclosure Agreements; and 

  6. Brand strategy.

Fashion and Retail

Whether you are a designer, manufacturer, or retailer, you need to know the issues surrounding the creation of your product/brand and the protection of same. Some of our services include:

  1. Negotiating and drafting agreements;

  2. Licensing agreements;

  3. Collaboration agreements;

  4. Trademark and Copyright application and enforcement;

  5. Exclusivity Agreements; and

  6. Preparing E-Commerce terms and conditions.

Modeling

Modeling encompasses more than just looking good and walking down a runway. Similar to other areas of the entertainment industry, its imperative to protect your name, image and likeness. Some of our services include:

  1. Negotiating and drafting modeling agreements;

  2. Negotiating and drafting model agency agreements; and

  3. Monitoring and enforcing intellectual property rights.

Music

The music industry involves, artists, composers, producers, venues, and other important players in the music industry. In addition to protecting and enforcing your intellectual property rights and negotiating contracts, it is important to take advantage of the opportunities of endorsement deals and performance contracts. Some of our services include:

  1. Music licensing agreements;

  2. Endorsement agreements;

  3. Licensing; and

  4. Intellectual property application and enforcement. 

Sports Law

Sports Law refers to the practice of law in the industry of sports. Whether you are a professional athlete or rising star, manager, coach, agent, team, business, media company and/or broadcaster, SAADE LAW can represent you. 

Professional Athlete Representation

Whether you are an athlete in the United States or an international athlete, competent and dedicated representation can help you grow your career including navigating through the many business opportunities the sports world has to offer. The contracts and deals you enter into today; will help you successfully build your personal brand and can help you secure your future. Some of our services include:

  1. Athlete representation;

  2. Endorsement agreements;

  3. Sponsorship agreements;

  4. Employment agreements;

  5. Trademark and Copyright application and enforcement; and

  6. Name, Image and Likeness licensing agreements.

Talent Representation

The sports world is not only comprised of athletes. Coaches, Managers, and Broadcasters are some of the many talents in the industry. Whichever your talent, we are ready to represent you. Some of our services include: 

 

  1. Endorsement agreements;

  2. Sponsorship agreements;

  3. Employment agreements;

  4. Representation;

  5. Merchandising and licensing agreements. 

Business Transactions

Teams, arenas, television networks and broadcasters are important members in Sports Law. Sports arenas can enter into complex contract negotiations for long term contracts with teams or sponsors, as well as short term venue agreements for artist performances, special events and network agreements. Some of our services include:

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  1. Negotiating and drafting sport venue agreements;

  2. Sponsorships agreements;

  3. Endorsement agreements;

  4. Intellectual property applications and enforcement.

Business Transactions

Teams, arenas, television networks and broadcasters are important members in Sports Law. Sports arenas can enter into complex contract negotiations for long term contracts with teams or sponsors, as well as short term venue agreements for artist performances, special events and network agreements. Some of our services include:

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  1. Negotiating and drafting sport venue agreements;

  2. Sponsorships agreements;

  3. Endorsement agreements;

  4. Intellectual property applications and enforcement.

E-Sports & Video games

Gamers are the new athletes. As a gamer, you are not only enjoying your time with the console, but you could be working and  monetizing as well. Whether you signed up with a team or you are playing solo, whether you prefer PvP, FPS or MOBA, we can help you navigate through this novel area and protect your rights too. Some of our services include:

  1. Advertising agreements;

  2. Licensing agreements;

  3. Sponsorship agreements;

  4. Intellectual property application and enforcement; 

  5. Employment agreements.

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