Intellectual Property Practice Areas
Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Mableson Law Group represents creative artists, entrepreneurs, techies, technology start-ups and businesses in intellectual property (IP) and corporate matters.
Copyrights & Trademarks
Our firm assists clients with copyright and trademark registration, licensing, and enforcement. We are experienced with the filing and review procedures of the United States Copyright Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTD). We also prosecute and defend trademark and copyright infringement matters, including issues of fair use and unfair competition. In all cases, we advise as to both the protection and ownership of intellectual property and as to the risks and benefits relevant to various options to enforce ownership, from filing suit to mediation. Please refer to our Pages devoted to copyrights and trademarks for more information about procuring and protecting your IP interests.
E-commerce & Internet Business
In the digital age, technology and communications play an essential role within the business world. Our firm champions the systems that use new technology to expand commercial outlets for entrepreneurs and business owners. We provide knowledgeable legal counsel regarding software and consulting contracts, convergence, technology licensing, and cyberlaw issues(see our E-commerce & Internet Page, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) (see our DMCA PAGE).
Interactive Digital Media
Interactive digital media refers to digital media that invites or accepts feedback from the viewer or listener, such that he or she is not simply a passive audience. Interactive digital media refers to a computer-controlled virtual universe with which an individual who uses the program may interact in order to achieve a goal and typically contains a significant amount of data including animated images, fixed images, sound, text, and 3D geometry. This includes game platforms, game engines, and games that have both entertainment and serious applications. Please refer to our Page devoted to Interactive Digital Media.
Interactive digital media can be delivered in a variety of formats. It can be accessed through web browsers, through online systems, consoles, and on websites with user-generated content.
Digital Assets & Estates
Our firm advises and acts on behalf of clients seeking to protect their digital assets as a part of their Estate Plan. Please refer to our Page devoted to Digital Assets in Estate Planning for more information and a complimentary article. Digital assets include:
- Email accounts
- Financial information and accounts
- Online accounts
- Online businesses
- Web pages and blogs
- Social networking accounts
- Registered domain names
Mableson Law Group provides legal services related to traditional book publishing and new media. We draft, review, and negotiate literary contracts, and are able to assist authors with issues created by the advent of online publishing, digital book downloads, and e-books. Because new media presents many opportunities and challenges to authors, book writers need to have someone handle the business side of writing. We help authors understand their rights and options in the digital age. Please refer to our dedicated Page on Literary & Publishing.
Arts & Entertainment
Being in the art, film, television, or music business requires dealing with a multitude of different people and entities, and while all parties involved in a project must work together to see its successful completion, each seeks to promote and profit from his or her own contribution. We understand the dynamics of the arts and entertainment industry, helping artists and entrepreneurs to protect and maximize their rights and interests. Our clients include musicians and bands, record labels and music publishers, record producers, film companies, event promoters, recording studios, radio and TV personalities, comedians, film animators, managers, visual artists, and galleries. Please refer to our dedicated Page on Arts & Entertainment.
Our firm assists entrepreneurs with business formation, and provides consulting services with regard to organizational strategies, contractual agreements, and asset management, among other compliance-related matters. Please see our Business Law and Corporations & LLCs Pages for additional information regarding business formation and planning.
Seek Experienced, Dedicated Representation
For almost 30 years, Mableson Law Group has devoted its practice to helping creative artists and media-based companies use effective legal strategies and new technology to protect and maximize their intellectual property assets. If you or your business needs assistance with any aspect of intellectual property or business law, please contact our office today for a consultation.