Hank Fasthoff – Fasthoff Law Firm PLLC

Practice/Organization Description

Hank was ranked for five consecutive years as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star in the fields of Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Litigation. He has handled intellectual property and entertainment cases in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville, and in cities throughout Texas.

Hank has a wide and varied practice in the fields of commercial litigation, intellectual property, e-commerce, Internet, and entertainment matters involving copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, rights of publicity, privacy, defamation, licensing, and transfers.

In the area of commercial litigation, he has broad experience involving international litigation, commodities fraud cases, contract disputes, employment litigation, creditor's rights, real estate litigation, and a host of business torts.

In the entertainment field, his clients include numerous Grammy and ASCAP Award-winning recording artists, songwriters, and producers, major and independent record labels, music publishers, management companies and advertising agencies. As outside general counsel for an independent record label and artist management company, he handled the drafting of music publishing agreements, producer agreements, distribution agreements, live performance agreements, endorsement agreements and licensing agreements, and advised his client on intellectual property asset protection and enforcement. He has drafted endorsement agreements for an actress/recording artist and an athletics coach, and regularly negotiates and drafts software, technology and digital media agreements and licenses, web design and development agreements, website user terms and conditions, privacy policies and mobile application software agreements. Hank also counsels clients in the field of sweepstakes rules and regulations, and prepares official rules for sweepstakes and contests.

Hank has recovered dozens of infringing domain names on behalf of celebrities, athletes, sports personalities, Fortune 500 companies and other trademark owners, and has significant experience in litigating, as well as in the pre-litigation resolution of, numerous rights of publicity, rights of privacy and defamation issues on behalf of actors, musicians, and other individuals, frequently resulting in the removal of infringing content from websites, blogs and other online media without litigation. He also regularly performs trademark evaluation, clearance and prosecution before the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

Bar Admissions

Texas

New York

Tennessee

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Eastern District of Texas

U.S. Southern District of Texas

U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

University of Houston Law Center, J.D.

Florida State University, B.S.

Professional Associations & Memberships

The Houston Lawyer, Editorial Board, 2003-2004

SMU Computer Law Review & Technology Journal, State Bar Liaison, 2003-2004

Board of Advisors, Member, SMU Law School Computer & Tech Law Symposium

Litigation Section, State Bar of Texas, Member

Law & The Media Committee, Houston Bar Association, Member 2003-2004

Entertainment & Sports Law Section, Houston Bar Association, Council Member 2007-2008; 2003-2004

Computer & Technology Law Section, State Bar of Texas, Council Member 2002-2005

Cyberlaw Section, Houston Bar Association, Council Member 2002-2004

Honors and Awards

AV-Rated (Highest) by Martindale-Hubbell

Best Lawyers - Intellectual Property Litigation 2013-2016

Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, Law & Politics and Texas Monthly, 2007-2011

2004 Karen Susman Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, Texas Accountants & Lawyers for the Arts

Contact

21 Waterway Ave., Suite 300
Suite 300
The Woodlands, Texas 77380, United States

  • 7138820689
  • 7135830805

Areas of Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Business Torts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
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