Practice Areas

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD CERTIFIED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWYER:

  • Copyright 
  • Trademark
  • Branding

LITIGATION:

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Florida State Court
  • Federal Copyright and Trademark Litigation In All Forums
  • Mass Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Defense: civil and criminal copyright infringment defense, including motions to quash subpoenas to ISPs to reveal the IP of a subscriber.

MUSIC: including talent agreements (musicians, composers), producer agreements, and synchronization rights, music industry negotiation and general intellectual property issues, especially relating to copyright;

FILM: covering option agreements, finance, chain of title issues, talent agreements (screenwriters, film directors, actors, composers, production designers), production and post production and trade union issues, distribution issues, motion picture industry negotiations distribution, and general intellectual property issues especially relating to copyright and, to a lesser extent, trademarks;

MULTIMEDIA: including software licensing issues, video game development and production, Information technology law, and general intellectual property issues;

PUBLISHING and print media issues, including advertising, models, author agreements and general intellectual property issues, especially relating to copyright;

TELEVISION AND RADIO: including broadcast licensing and regulatory issues, mechanical licenses, and general intellectual property issues, especially relating to copyright;

THEATER: including rental agreements and co-production agreements, and other performance oriented legal issues;

VISUAL ARTS AND DESIGN: including fine arts, issues of consignment of artworks to art dealers, moral rights of sculptors regarding works in public places; and industrial design, issues related to the protection of graphic design elements in products.

DEFAMATION (libel and slander), personality rights and privacy rights; issues also arise in entertainment law.

MEDIA LAW, including the following:

  • Advertising
  • Branding
  • Broadcasting
  • Censorship
  • Confidentiality
  • Contempt
  • Copyright
  • Firm law
  • Defamation
  • Entertainment law
  • Freedom of information
  • Internet & on-line services
  • Information Technology
  • Privacy
  • Telecommunications

CYBERLAW:

  • Mass Copyright Infringement Suit Defense
  • Website Privacy Policies
  • Website Development Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • Domain Name Disputes
  • Web Hosting Contracts
  • Service Provider Agreements
  • Software Development Contracts
  • Site License Agreements
  • Employment Contracts
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Assignments
  • Technology Licensing
  • Escrow Agreements
  • Software Consulting Agreements
  • Web Consulting Contracts
  • Web Advertising Contracts
  • Data Ownership
  • CyberSquatting
  • Internet Attacks & Hacking
  • Unfair Competition
  • Unfair Trade Practices
  • Defamation
  • Uniform Computer Info. Trans. Act
  • Computer Fraud & Abuse Act
  • Uniform Electronic Transactions Act
  • Electronic Signatures Act

ENTITY FORMATION:

  • Incorporation
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Joint Ventures

Elliot Zimmerman is a well seasoned attorney who has a lifetime of experience in the practice of entertainment law, cyberlaw, cyberentertainment law, and litigation. Additionally, because he is also a recording artist and computer programmer, he is uniquely positioned to know the intricate nature of your entertainment business. To review his credentials, click here.