Uniquely situated to understand and advise on intellectual property issues that are faced by entertainment companies, Fross Zelnick has a long and storied history in handling matters involving both content and branding for the world’s most-loved characters and franchises, including The Muppets, Superman, Batman and other characters in the DC Comics universe, Tarzan, Winnie the Pooh, Harry Potter, The Walking Dead, and more. Sitting at the crossroads of trademark and copyright law, these properties have been within the core of Fross Zelnick’s client base for decades.
Fross Zelnick secures protection, enforces rights, and litigates court cases in matters involving entertainment properties. In fact, the firm has helped develop the law in this field in matters relating to trademark protection, copyright protection and termination. Our depth of knowledge in the areas of trademark and copyright law enables us to advise our clients in this arena from a holistic view, helping them protect their rights strategically and thoughtfully, but also to provide nuts-and-bolts advice to ensure seamless and continuous protection and exploitation of properties, characters, and story elements.
Strengths that Matter to our Clients:
- Understanding of where copyright and trademark law intersect and overlap
- Experience in securing registrations for entertainment property trademarks, including names, images, and distinctive sounds
- Deep knowledge of goods and services common to licensing and merchandising