Leveraging Licensing Agreements To Protect Your Right To Profit

Contemporary technology presents creators with a paradox: It is now incredibly easy to disseminate your intellectual property, but, across many industries, it is harder than ever to monetize that product. As an experienced entertainment law attorney, I appreciate the dilemmas that creative professionals face. It's enormously frustrating to have your creative product stolen out from under you or to be told that signing your rights away will somehow be good for your career.

At Fergus, A Law Office, I understand that artists need to get paid. I have the knowledge, passion and sound judgment necessary to negotiate licensing agreements that protect your intellectual property rights and help you realize income that's commensurate with the value of your creative work.

Pre-eminent Representation From Technology To Entertainment

To negotiate a successful licensing agreement, your lawyer must understand the market for your intellectual property and the distribution channels through which it could potentially be monetized. My office in San Francisco, California, makes me perfectly situated to assist professionals in the high-tech field and the entertainment industry. Over the course of my practice, I've represented:

  • Authors
  • Artists
  • Celebrities
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Inventors
  • Musicians
  • Photographers
  • Software designers
  • Visual artists
  • Writers

Whether you've created a new algorithm for social networking, composed a song or written a novel or have marketing potential for your image and likeness, I can help you form beneficial agreements with industry professionals.

Quality Representation Can Level The Playing Field

As in the past, creators today must contend with unauthorized use and exploitative licensing agreements that are heavily one-sided — agreements that may leave the creator with a disadvantage. As your legal representative, my job is to help you balance the power. I have the knowledge and experience to structure a license to provide a fair royalty structure with appropriate contingencies and an accurate tracking mechanism.

At Fergus, A Law Office, I have negotiated complex license agreements with vendors who started out as infringers, but who wanted to continue to use the work under a license agreement. Rather than continuing to litigate, I was able to negotiate a long-term contract with significant royalties, plus arrange to have the vendor prominently display the philanthropic work done by my client on its webpage. This is only one of a stream of licenses that I have negotiated on behalf of this client.

If you are serious about generating income from your intellectual property, you need a well-crafted license agreement. At Fergus, A Law Office, I have the experience to negotiate a sound agreement for your creative industry. To schedule an appointment, call me today at 866-256-5487 or contact my office online.