Sara L. Edelman of Davis & Gilbert LLP

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Sara L. Edelman is a partner in the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions and Intellectual Property Practice Groups of Davis & Gilbert. Her practice is focused on advising media companies, advertising agencies, and advertisers on all aspects of copyright, trademark, right of publicity and false advertising law. In addition, Ms. Edelman regularly reviews and provides advice concerning the creation and production of advertising materials and drafts and negotiates a wide variety of agreements including talent contracts, music licenses, voiceover agreements, sponsorship agreements, consulting agreements, photographer agreements and licenses for other creative content.

Ms. Edelman also has considerable experience resolving complex issues and disputes involving claims of copyright infringement, violations of the rights of publicity, misappropriation of idea and false advertising, and is often involved in disputes before the National Advertising Division, the World Intellectual Property Organization and the National Arbitration Forum, and other adversarial proceedings related to these areas of law.

Ms. Edelman’s clients include entertainment, fashion and media companies, artists and musicians. She represents, among others, The Donna Karan Company, TED Conferences, Laird + Partners and TBWA/Chiat/Day.

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Supreme Court Settles Circuit Split on When a Plaintiff May Sue

The Supreme Court handed down a unanimous copyright decision in March 2019 with implications for anyone involved in a copyright dispute, as well as for marketers and brands that create and use copyrighted materials. In Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporationv. Wall, LLC (Fourth Estate), the Court resolved a long-standing split among the circuits over the requirement … Continue Reading

New Copyright Office Regulations Require Websites to Re-Register for DMCA Safe Harbor Protection

BOTTOM LINE Website operators and other online service providers must re-register their DMCA designated agents using the Copyright Office’s new online filing system by December 31, 2017 to avoid losing DMCA safe harbor protection. The Copyright Office recently implemented new regulations governing how websites and other online service providers must register a designated agent for … Continue Reading