Communications & Media Intellectual Property Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

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Intellectual property requires careful estate planning

Intellectual property (IP), such as patents and copyrights, can have great value, but in many ways they’re treated differently from other property types. This article explains the differences between patents and copyrights....more

Protecting An Artist's Legacy Through Estate Planing, Probate and Post-Death Administratin Part 2

Part 2 of 2: In the US alone, thousands of copyright creators and/or copyright owners die each year. How many of these folks create a comprehensive estate plan, or even a basic will or simple trust? The goal of estate...more

Protecting An Artist's Legacy Through Estate Planing, Probate and Post-Death Administratin Part 1

Part 1 of 2: In the US alone, thousands of copyright creators and/or copyright owners die each year. How many of these folks create a comprehensive estate plan, or even a basic will or simple trust? The goal of estate...more

Saunders v. Jerry Garcia Estate, LLC

First Amended Complaint

The latest suit against assets once controlled by Jerry Garcia involves the trust holding the publicity rights of musician Merl Saunders vs Jerry Garcia Estate, LLC. Merl Saunders performed hundreds of times with Garcia...more

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