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We provide a myriad of legal services to give you the edge

We provide legal services to creatives and startups  including: 

  • YouTube content producers
  • film & tv producers
  • music producers
  • business owners
  • startups
  • entertainment professionals looking for an entertainment lawyer in Toronto

We help creatives and entrepreneurs grow their business by:

  • putting in place the right business structure (whether incorporation, partnership or sole proprietorship etc.)
  • protecting intellectual property rights
  • protecting trade secrets and confidential information
  • ensuring the right legal agreements properly drafted  are in place (employment agreement, shareholder agreements, licensing agreements, NDAs etc.)

We are skilled at negotiating and drafting various types of intellectual property licensing agreements (including product, software, technology, merchandising licensing, artwork licensing, services agreements, broadcast television licensing and distribution deals, distribution agreements, broadcast and television programming license agreements, online and e-commerce agreements and confidentiality agreements and other corporate/commercial agreements in the media and entertainment industries. We care about your intellectual property and provide intellectual property management and enforcement (preparing and drafting applications for copyright and trademark registrations with CIPO, copyright and trademark searches and legal opinions, litigation assistance, overseeing and managing copyright and intellectual property infringement matters in Federal Court and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.  This includes:

  • intellectual property applications, protection and management
  • copyright law protection, enforcement and applications
  • non disclosure agreements
  • trademark law
  • trade secrets and confidentiality agreements
  • non disclosure agreements
  • patent management assistance

Entcounsel can review marketing, sales and advertising materials including press releases and other corporate communications (including drafting contest and promotion rules and drafting sponsorship agreements/co-branding agreements. We can also assist with digital marketing and social media strategies that confirm to terms of service and the law.  This includes:

  • Review of marketing materials including contest administration and prize fulfillment
  • Sales and advertising materials including press releases and other corporate communications
  • Drafting contest and promotion rules online and on social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. rafting sponsorship agreements/co-branding agreements
  • Assisting with compliance of google search engine optimization
  • Understanding Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Google terms of services, copyright infringement etc.
  • DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and assisting with Notice and Takedown (US) and Notice and Notice (Canada) provisions

Entcounsel draft and negotiate various licensing and merchandising agreements including: 

  • Product, software, technology, merchandising licensing, artwork licensing services agreements
  • Broadcast television licensing and distribution deals
  • Distribution agreements
  • Broadcast and television programming license agreements
  • Online and e-commerce agreements and confidentiality agreements and other
  • Corporate/commercial agreements in the media & entertainment industries)
  • Intellectual Property Protection,
  • Management and Enforcement (protecting copyright and trade-marks, enforcing intellectual property rights, preparing and drafting applications for copyright and trademark registrations, copyright and trademark searches and legal opinions, litigating, overseeing and managing copyright intellectual property infringement matters in Federal Court)
  • Contract Management Drafting licensing agreements in the area of merchandising, art, technology, software, etc.
  • Drafting all types of contracts related to small businesses
  • Advising & assisting startups & entrepreneurs in creative & new media projects

We can provide strategic business and legal advice to various companies and their internal departments and executive teams regarding television stations/channels, corporate communications, lease/real estate matters, technology issues and other corporate/commercial matters. We assist startups and entrepreneurs in all areas of law. Some of the advice we provide includes:

 

  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Founder and Operating Agreements
  • Drafting consulting & employee agreements
  • Intellectual Property Assignments
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Non disclosure and confidentiality agreements
  • Investor & Funding documents (convertible debt or convertible equity)
  • Co-founder agreements
  • Assisting with securities law compliance
  • Privacy policy & terms and conditions
  • Drafting and negotiation of various corporation/commercial agreements and contracts in the entertainment, lease agreements, software, technology and new media arenas
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