EJ Lee Law works with all members of the Entertainment Industry. From singer-songwriters, book authors, rappers, musicians, managers, film makers, actors/actresses, models, photographers, visuals artists and support staff, EJLee Law can assist.
Entertainment law encompasses different areas of law and common Industry practices that can be negotiated. Entertainment related consulting starts at $285/hr with a one hour minimum. The consultation fee can be applied toward the final costs of the legal services that Attorney Lee determines is needed if paid within 48hrs of the consultation. Remember that whatever third party one chooses to do business with, their attorney is there to represent their interests ONLY. Never enter into any agreement without seeking your own independent legal counsel.
The law of Copyright involves five* exclusive rights for authors of minimally creative and original works contained in a tangible form. Copyright applies to books, music, art, some clothing, shoe designs or jewelry designs, websites, photography, film, television, and computer software. If you need assistance understanding your rights under Copyright law or copyright registration, EJLee Law would be happy to assist.
*sixth right applies exclusively to sound recordings
Pricing- Copyright registrations start at the flat rate of $430.00 for one tangible work. The Copyright Registration takes about 6months to one year to complete.
Consultations regarding Copyright law starts at $285 for a 1hr minimum. The consultation fee can be applied toward the final costs of legal services that Attorney Lee advises is needed if paid in full within 48hrs of the consultation.
All creatives need to be aware how different creation scenarios can alter one’s rights under Copyright law. While some creatives would argue that discussing paperwork disrupts the creative process, Attorney Lee would argue leaving the paperwork for later or not at all would disrupt compensation for one’s work. Do not assume that everyone is on the same page. Get everything in writing and have your own independent legal counsel.
Trademark involves the use of a word or words, symbol, catchphrase or slogan for the sole purpose of distinguishing a person or business from competitors within the same consumer market. Whether a product or service based business, protecting the brand should be a priority. EJLee Law provides brand strategy planning from a USPTO and legal based perspective, comprehensive database searches of both state and federal records to ensure the proposed mark is available and will file the application with the USPTO. Please contact EJLee Law for trademark assistance.
Brand strategy consulting- If you want to learn how to creative a strong Trade or Service Mark that your competitors would have no legitimate reason to use and assists with pushing your brand to front as unique, book a Brand strategy session with EJLee Law today, starting at $75 for 30mins for the month of September 2019 and $150 afterwards.
Trademark registrations for up to 5 International classes start at $2700, which includes one covered filing fee and any additional protection areas would require separate additional filing fees starting at $275 per class. Attorney Lee recommends the each client obtaining a thorough Search Report Analysis to ensure the proposed mark is strong and available. The process takes 6months to one year to complete assuming there are no issues.
A contract is defined as a legally binding agreement that can be enforced in court if one of the parties defaults. Often disputes occur where the parties left a material issue out of the contract or one did not fully understand what they were signing. EJLee Law can assist with drafting legally sound but easy to understand contracts for your specific business needs. EJLee Law can also assist with navigating and negotiating on your behalf with third parties to ensure your interests are properly addressed and avoiding bad deals. Consulting regarding your rights in a 3rd party contract start at $285/hr for a two hour minimum. Contract drafting starts at $700 and up depending upon the complexity of the Contract subject matter. Contact EJLee Law for more information via email.
NEVER RELY ON THE WORD OR ADVICE OF A THIRD PARTY’S ATTORNEY. ALWAYS SEEK INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVICE FOR YOUR UNIQUE SITUATION!