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Practice

With decades of experience and extensive inside knowledge of the publishing industry, Lyons & Salky Law, LLP represents clients in all matters relating to their intellectual property. The firm provides outside general counsel services to authors, literary agencies and new media companies, negotiating complex agreements, as well as assisting with corporate, employment, copyright, and trademark issues. The firm’s attorneys have successfully negotiated thousands of contracts on behalf of authors and agents with publishing houses of all sizes. Their work is responsive to and even influences industry trends, and they are often featured speakers at publishing industry forums.

Some of the services the firm provides include:

Book and magazine publishing agreements
Digital publishing agreements
Translation agreements
Audio agreements
Online course agreements
Agency agreements
Collaboration and work for hire agreements
Clearances and permissions
Merchandising agreements
Motion picture/television/stage option and purchase agreements
Fair use analysis
Prepublication review
Section 203 and 304 copyright terminations
Trademark applications
Copyright and DMCA applications
Non-disclosure and non-compete agreements
Employment and services agreements
Talent agreements
Content releases
Commercial lease review
Website terms of use and privacy policies
Shareholder agreements
Non-profit formation
The firm also collaborates with other law firms to assist clients in regard to tax matters, patents, advertising, employment law, and litigation.