Bands, Brands and Artist Names – Own Them Or Risk Losing Them.

Trademark Law: Bands, Brands and Artist Names – Own Them Or Risk Losing Them.By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. An artist, band or brand name is one of the most important, if not, the most important feature in an individual’s career. Therefore, ownership and prior proper clearance of a particular name is prudent; and, generally, the […]
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Assess Your Assets: What Entertainers And Athletes Need To Protect Themselves

Assess Your Assets: What Entertainers And Athletes Need To Protect ThemselvesBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Picture this, you’re an unmarried professional athlete, no spouse; but, you have three children with three different women and no will. Upon your death chaos ensues, as no specific individual is seen as your “surviving spouse” under the law; so, […]
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Esports Law: Crossing your T’s for your O-1’s and P’s: A Visa Checklist for the Professional Gamer

Immigration Law: Crossing your T’s for your O-1’s and P’s: A Visa Checklist for the Professional GamerBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. and Pablo G. Velez, Esq. of Velez & Cipriano, PLLC The global esports phenomenon is growing in the United States. Players from around the world are coming to the United States for a chance to […]
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Business and Legal Considerations for Professional Esports Organizations and Teams

Esports Law: Business and Legal Considerations for Professional Esports Organizations and TeamsBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Many new esports teams and organizations have joined the competitive circuit in the past 12 months. This is due to the continued global development of esports business as well as its expansion into newly created games and into existing […]
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California’s New Employment Law and Its Effect On The Entertainment Business

California’s New Employment Law and Its Effect On The Entertainment and Music BusinessBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. In response to a wave of misclassification by employers, in 2019, California introduced new legislation.  In particular, this legislation was passed in order to protect California citizens by reducing worker misclassification.  Prior to this legislation, there were a […]
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