Protecting Innovation & Creativity.
Entcounsel provides legal services for creatives, startups and entrepreneurs in the areas of intellectual property law, digital media law and business law – we also offer services as your dedicated entertainment lawyer in Toronto.
We cover all areas of contract law including breach of contract, misrepresentation, fraud, illegal contracts and contract formation.
We will advocate and negotiate on your behalf to get the best terms for any deal whether licensing, technology, distribution or film production agreements. Our strength lies in closing deals and working with the other side to get the best possible resolution for you. We respect the other side and will advocate vigorously to ensure you get a fair and reasonable deal.
We can help with the enforcement, protection and maintenance of intellectual property rights including assistance with preparing copyright and trademark application.
We help owners of intangible intellectual property asset maintain the rights to their ideas and inventions as well as trademarks by the protection, management and enforcement of their IP rights.
We provide a variety of entertainment legal services in the areas of film/tv, music, publishing including: production contracts, music clearance, assistance with provincial and federal tax credits, structuring your production company, international and Canadian co-productions, drafting co-development and provincial co-production agreements, chain of title review, option and literary purchase and life story agreements, book publishing agreements, errors and omissions insurance review etc.
We help creatives and entrepreneurs grow their business by setting up the right business structure (whether incorporation, partnership or sole proprietorship etc.).
We ensure the right legal agreements are in place for your business (such as employment agreement, shareholder agreements, licensing agreements, NDAs etc.).
We can help protect your trade secrets and confidential information.
We can customize and draft an NDA to suit your business situation.
We can assist with contest rules drafting and review of promotion and advertising copy and POS to minimize the risk and legal pitfalls in contests and promotions.
These include review of all marketing materials including contest administration and prize fulfillment, sales and advertising materials, press releases and other corporate commu
We assist with licensing agreements in the areas of copyright, technology, software, music, television and merchandising.
We can draft licensing agreements in the areas of merchandising, art technology, software, artwork licensing, broadcast television and distribution agreements, trademark licensing etc.
How We Help Creatives & Entrepreneurs
We take a business approach to law. We anticipate what a startup or entrepreneur may need so they won’t run into those issues in the future.
These may include issues to include in your agreements like:
- royalty calculations in a contract
- payment terms
- termination of a contract
- protecting your IP before entering into an agreement
- licensing your IP so that you maximize opportunities
- drafting contracts that are a WIN-WIN with the other side so you can move forward with your business
Protect Your Intellectual Property Rights
We can help you protect your literary, dramatic, musical and artist works. We can help you remove infringing content from search engines like Google, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other online platforms.
We can help you do searches to ensure that your trademarks and trade names are available. We can help you find marks that are not confusingly similar to another mark and ensure you are in compliance with the Trademark Act.
Trade Secrets & Confidential Information
We can help you come up with a process for your company to ensure your trade secrets are protected.