Media, Entertainment, Sports, Technology Lawyers
MacLean Media & Technology Law1075 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3C9
(604) 602-9000 or(877) 602-9900
Contact Lorne N. MacLean, Q.C.
Law Firm Overview
MacLean Media Technology Law provides legal advice plus industry savvy media, technology and entertainment business solutions for Canadian and US based Media, Technology, Entertainment, Sports, Music, Film & Television Companies, Producers, Distributors, Artists and Professionals doing business in Canada.
Our idea efficient practice and knowledgeable industry solutions are based on twenty years of experience in the media and technology businesses.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Media and Film; Music Rights; Mobile Apps; Privacy & Social Networking.
Areas of Law Description
Our practice areas include:
- Film, Sports, Media & Technology Contracts
We offer comprehensive contract drafting and negotiation services for a wide range of clients in the Television, Film, Music, Gaming, Sports, Live Performance, and Media Technology industries including:
. Talent Negotiations;
. Incorporation and business formations;
. Option Agreements;
. Project Financing;
. Chain Of Title;
. Talent Agreements for Screenwriters, Film Directors, Actors, Composers, Production Designers, etc;
. 3rd Party Agency and/or Management;
. Production & Post Production Services;
. Trade Unions;
. Recording/Master License Agreements; and,
. General Intellectual Property & Copyright.
- Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property is of central importance to the creative industries. We offer advice to both media and technology clients in relation to all aspects of the protection and use of their intellectual property including acquisition, licensing, and defense of copyright and trademark claims.
Copyright is a fundamental property right. Our up-to-date advice ensures that our clients own, retain, and successfully exploit their works while simultaneously ensuring that their use is neither infringing upon nor being abused by any third party.
- Internet Law
We provide straight forward solutions for all aspects of Internet law, ranging from defamation, privacy, online commercial transactions, domain name registration, acquisition and disputes, to website service agreements. We are able to advise clients ranging from individual start-ups to international Internet based companies.
We also offer professional advice to both media and non-media clients on all sectors of online business including: Domain name acquisitions / disputes; Online terms of service; ‘Click Wrap’ agreements; EULA (End User License Agreements); and Website Development agreements.
MacLean Media & Tech Law provides both litigation and arbitration advice and services for Copyright Infringement, Intellectual Property disputes, and Defamation. Our experienced team provides practical advice and reliable representation, whether at the negotiating table or in the courtroom.
Our solutions are simple and effective in order to minimize your time and costs.
- Media & Film
We provide expert business solutions and practical legal advice to new and established clients in both the domestic and the international, television, media and film industries. We are able to advise clients ranging from independent production start-ups to global distribution companies, on issues ranging from straight forward copyright clearance to project funding and tax credit financing structures.
Our experience ranges from advising clients at the very start of the film and media development process, through to completion of financing, production and distribution. We are also available for litigation or arbitration if your creative or business relationships fall short of your expectations.
- Media & Technology Venture Capital
We provide select legal advice for venture capital‑backed emerging media & technology companies through various stages of development including business, corporate and securities law issues in areas such as entity organization, venture capital financings, initial public offerings, and governance and disclosure.
We also offer knowledgeable legal advice and strategic planning for Canadian and International tax credit financing for media, film and television projects worldwide. We are especially versed in the complexities of international financing for both treaty and non-treaty co‑productions.
- Music Rights
We provide professional legal and commercial advice to both new and established artists, managers, producers, record labels and production companies, publishing companies and distribution companies.
Our legal and professional guidance includes:
. Management Agreements;
. Recording/Master License Agreements;
. Publishing Agreements;
. Band Member Agreements;
. Distribution Agreements;
. Producer Agreements;
. Licensing Agreements; and,
. Merchandising Agreements.
- Mobile Apps
The legal boundaries arising as a result of emerging technology, such as mobile apps are complex and difficult to understand. We provide clear solutions for businesses and marketers who want to avoid legal scrutiny. Our professional legal advice can reduce your risks at any stage of the app development and market release process by ensuring that you adhere to emerging best practices and privacy considerations related to mobile product development.
- Privacy & Social Networking
Privacy in the context of social networking, for both the individual user and the entity seeking information, is a very complex arena which continues to raise new questions and challenges from a legal perspective.
Our office continues to be at the advanced edge of emerging laws and best practices in order to provide practical, reasonable guidance to litigants, individuals, and organizations who are developing or using new technologies achieve their legal objectives while simultaneously educating and protecting our clients from potential liability.
- Sports Law
We provide legal solutions and advice for athlete agreements, sponsorship and licensing agreements, and other business contracts including intellectual property protections and dispute resolution services including representation, negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.
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