Intellectual Property & Entertainment

Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs represents a full spectrum of entertainment professionals, including high-profile actors and actresses, musicians, writers, directors, producers, publishers, record labels, production companies and broadcasters. Clients turn to us for assistance with business and litigation matters, including:

  • Contract drafting and negotiations
  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • Formation of loan out companies
  • Rights litigation
  • New media issues
  • Partnership disputes
  • Transaction agreements
  • Licensing contracts.

With a committed team of experienced intellectual property and entertainment lawyers, Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs will represent you with the same dedication that you put into creating your intellectual property.

Copyright

When you’ve developed an original creative work, you’re entitled to protect and profit off it. Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs can guide you through the copyright process, ensuring that your copyright meets your individual needs and protects your work for years to come.

Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs will help the copyright process go more smoothly, saving time and money that may be wasted by trying to file a copyright yourself or with an inexperienced firm. Our attorneys are familiar with every detail of the copyright process and will lead you carefully through each step, reducing the risk of infringement in the future. We can also enforce your copyright and assist with litigation if your copyright has been infringed upon.

Trademark

Your brand is one of the most valuable things your business has. The words, phrases, logos, symbols, colors and sounds you use to describe your business set you apart from the competition. Make sure that they’re protected by trademark.

Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs has helped numerous companies trademark their intellectual property. Our attorneys can provide support throughout the trademark process, including choosing a mark and determining if it’s available, drafting and submitting your application, and enforcing your trademark once it’s approved. Whether you’re beginning the trademark process or you’ve discovered that your long-standing mark is being infringed upon, Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs can help.

Litigation

Entertainment and intellectual property litigation is a complex field that’s constantly changing. But at Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs, we combine decades of experience with cutting-edge legal strategy to assure the best outcome in your case.

Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs has represented clients from all facets of the entertainment industry, including film, music, literature, publishing and television, in a wide range of intellectual property and entertainment litigation. Our attorneys have obtained positive results for clients in cases related to:

  • Trademark and copyright infringement
  • Breach of contract and fiduciary duty
  • Publicity, privacy and format rights
  • Idea submission
  • Defamation
  • Royalty payments
  • Competitor lawsuits
  • Profit participation
  • Vertical integration claims
  • Interpretation of recording
  • Distribution
  • Talent contracts.

Having successfully litigated cases in state and federal courts, our lawyers have the experience necessary to defend your creative works.

Transactions

Intellectual property transactions, such as contracts, agreements and disputes, can quickly become complex.

Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs offers comprehensive legal service to individuals and companies of all sizes in the media and television, theater, music, film and publishing industries. Our legal team has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating contracts of all kinds, including:

  • Post-production distribution contracts
  • Transaction contracts
  • Copyright termination agreements
  • Licensing deals.

When you entrust your intellectual property or entertainment dispute to Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs, you can rest assured that it will be solved effectively.
Our notable successes include:

  • Representing a Tony Award-winning Broadway play
  • Securing an $8 million verdict for a record company involved in a breach of contract claim against a European distributor.