Jones Bell represents entertainment, internet, as well as traditional media clients in a variety of intellectual property transactional and litigation matters. Providing sound transactional services as well as rigorous litigation and enforcement actions for those in the traditional and new media, technology, e-commerce, and online game fields comprises Jones Bell’s distinguished intellectual property practice.

Licensing Service Agreements

Jones Bell has successfully represented domestic and international clients in the licensing of media, software, databases, and games. Attorneys at the firm have diverse experience representing individuals, corporations, and authors negotiate licensing agreements with major media organizations, online game companies, financial service providers, and sports leagues. Jones Bell has extensive experience maximizing the licensing value of video games, books, musical works, motion pictures, illustrations, computer software, and apps for their clients while ensuring that their client’s intellectual property rights are protected from contract execution through expiration of the license.

Trademark & Copyright Registration and Protection

Copyright and trademark registration, and enforcement, are integral parts of Jones Bell’s intellectual property practice. Attorneys at Jones Bell have represented clients in a myriad of copyright and trademark matters from routine research and registration to cease-and-desist demands and litigation. Previous matters handled range from representation of authors, producers, artists, clothing designers, and game developers in forming a comprehensive intellectual property protection plan which includes registration of marks, website URL registration and acquisition, reclaiming or shutting down infringing websites and online content, modification and use agreements for infringing marks and logos, and representation of clients in multi-party copyright and trademark lawsuits. Additionally, Jones Bell has extensive experience in public domain, fair use, and the law of caricatures and parodies. Jones Bell has also taken an active role in the litigation of new e-commerce issues, including one of the earliest cases enforcing trademark rights over internet domain name registration in California.

Terms of Service & Terms of Use Agreements

For those clients in the new media, online, and game fields, Jones Bell provides exceptional legal counsel in the drafting of appropriate terms of service and terms of use agreements. Proper drafting of these agreements is crucial to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, both domestic and international. Additionally, depending on the media, content, or service provided, there are potential issues with payment, privacy, data management, user generated content, and age verification that should be handled in a manner that best suits your business requirements. Jones Bell has over a decade in dealing with these issues and is eager to draft these foundational documents for your business.