|Case #||Legal Category||Arts Category||Client Type||Description|
|18-585||Other||Visual Art||Pro Bono|| |
Contract: Scholarship. 18-585 NFP educational group needs help setting up a scholarship program for art students.
|18-708||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims||Music||Pro Bono|| |
Dispute: Breach of Contract 18-708 Rap artist paid a producer to mix and master the tracks that the producer recorded for the artist. The producer never finished the mastering and Client would like the tracks to be returned to her so that she can work with them; or, in the alternative, Client would accept a refund of the amounts she paid to the producer.
|19-031||NFP Advice||Music, Performance Art, Other||Pro Bono|| |
NFP: Music. NFP classical music group needs legal advice regarding structuring payments to its performers. They also have questions about board governance.
|19-032||Copyright Protection/Licensing||Music||Pro Bono|| |
Copyright: Music. 19-032 NFP Jazz group is planning to offer a podcast and needs legal advice regarding music licensing. Client needs help understanding what licenses he needs for playing recorded music on the podcast, playing live music on the podcast and offering the podcast for download.
|19-069||Business Startup/Corporate||Visual Art||Pro Bono|| |
Start-up: Designer. 19-069 Artist who received a design patent needs start-up advice and help with business structure.
|19-071||Business Startup/Corporate, Copyright Protection/Licensing, Trademark Protection||Visual Art||Pro Bono|| |
Start-up: Visual Art. Visual artist needs help with copyright registration for designs that she plans to print on T-shirts.
|19-111||NFP Advice||Music||Pro Bono|| |
NFP: Music. Musical quartet needs help transitioning from a for profit entity to an NFP entity.
|19-113||Copyright Infringement, Copyright Protection/Licensing, Trademark Infringement, Trademark Protection||Literature, Visual Art||Pro Bono|| |
Defamation and Content Clearance. Graphic novelist needs counsel to help evaluate the risk posed by five items in his graphic novel. Issues include possible infringement of intellectual property rights and defamation.
|19-115||Trademark Protection||Visual Art||Pro Bono|| |
Trademark and Copyright: Visual Art. Pop artist needs help with trademark registration for two logos. Client also needs help securing copyrigth registration for several new works.
|19-127||Business Startup/Corporate, Contracts, Other||Film/TV||Pro Bono|| |
Start-up: Film. Filmmaker needs help with business structure and two contracts, one for cast members and one for crew.
|19-139||NFP Advice, Real Estate/Landlord-Tenant, Tax Exemption||Visual Art||Pro Bono|| |
Landlord Tenant. Visual arts NFP needs counsel to review a lease agreement for studio space.
|19-141||Copyright Protection/Licensing, Other||Visual Art||Pro Bono|| |
Copyright: Visual Arts. Visual artist needs help evaluating whether his works qualify for protection under VARA.
|19-145||Contracts||Music||Pro Bono|| |
Contract: Music. Manager needs help memorializing an agreement between the artist that she manages, the music producer and herself as the manager.
|19-156||Other||Visual Art||Pro Bono|| |
Dispute. Client shipped her artwork from Chicago to New York using one of the major shippers and her artwork was destroyed in transit. Client purchased insurance but shipper is claiming an exclusion. Client needs help evaluating her options and pursuing recovery.
|19-158||Contracts||Film/TV, Theater||Pro Bono|| |
Contract Review: Film. Screenwriter needs counsel to review a Screenwriter Collaboration Agreement.
|19-159||Contracts||Music||Pro Bono|| |
Contracts: Music. Hip-hop artist needs a Co-writer Agreement and a Management Contract.
|19-162||Copyright Infringement||Film/TV, Music, Performance Art, Theater||Pro Bono|| |
Copyright Infringement: Fim. Music video producer needs help evaluating a claim for Copyright Infringement and sending a Cease and Desist letter.
|19-165||NFP Advice||Visual Art||Pro Bono|| |
NFP: Visual Arts. NFP needs legal advice regarding acting as a fiscal sponsor.
|19-173||Tax Exemption||Visual Art||Pro Bono|| |
Tax: NFP that publishes an art magazine needs help reinstating their 501(c)3 tax exemption which was revoked for failure to file 990s.
|19-175||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims||Dance||Pro Bono|| |
Dispute: Dance. Independent contractor needs help recovering past due payments for services rendered.
|19-188||Copyright Protection/Licensing||Theater||Pro Bono|| |
Copyright: Theater. Actor needs help determining whether a piece that he would like to perform is in the public domain.
|19-195||Trademark Infringement, Trademark Protection||Music, Performance Art, Visual Art||Pro Bono|| |
Dispute: Trademark, Rap artist needs help evaluating whether part of his costume can be protected by trademark.
|19-196||Patent Protection, Trademark Protection||Other||Pro Bono|| |
IP Protection. Client is developing an arts related software application and needs help securing the appropriate type of IP protection.
|19-208||Contracts||Music||Pro Bono|| |
Contract Review: Music. Young, rock and roll musician, and songwriter needs counsel to review a two page Artist Producer Development Agreement.
|19-212||NFP Advice||Theater||Pro Bono|| |
NFP: Actor group needs help evaluating options for securing tax-exempt status. They are considering setting up a new organization or taking over the operations of an existing NFP with tax exempt status.
|19-213||Employment, NFP Advice||Film/TV||Pro Bono|| |
Employment. NFP film group needs legal advice regarding their upcoming transition from an all-volunteer organization to one with paid staff.
|19-216||Contracts||Music||Pro Bono|| |
Licensing: Music. NFP that supports people with a rare voice disorder is planning to release an album consisting of songs performed by one of its members before he developed the disorder. Client needs help with licensing agreements.
|19-219||Contracts||Music||Pro Bono|| |
Contract. Music publisher who plans to help artists collect royalties for uses that often go unreported, needs start-up advice and one contract for the musicians he represents.
|19-229||Contracts||Music||Pro Bono|| |
Contract: Music. Songwriter has been asked to write the music and lyrics for a product commercial and needs help memorializing the terms of the agreement.
|19-231||Copyright Protection/Licensing||Visual Art||Pro Bono|| |
Contract Drafting: Visual Art. NFP arts organization that coordinates the placement of visual art in public spaces needs a standard contract for the artists commissioned to create the works.
|19-235||Contracts||Other||Pro Bono|| |
Contracts. Fashion. Hairstyling NFP needs a contract for their independent contractor stylists that includes a non-compete provision. NFP also needs a non-disclosure agreement for their vendors and partners.
|19-244||Copyright Infringement||Visual Art||Pro Bono|| |
Dispute: Copyright Infringement.Visual artist's original work is being pirated and sold through online retailers in the US and abroad. Client needs counsel to draft a cease and desist letter to send to the retailers.