Entertainment Law

AddyHart represents individuals and businesses in all areas of the entertainment industry. Around the world and across digital and physical platforms, AddyHart helps artists, musicians, writers, entertainers, and other creative professionals and celebrities to protect their original works through copyright, and to protect and assert their rights of publicity and rights of personality. We also manage and/or provide counsel on matters related to registration, permissions, licenses, fair use, and infringement.


Our office in Irvine is in close proximity to many entities active in the entertainment business in Southern California, and we counsel clients across the U.S. on legal matters related to entertainment.

Trademark Protection

Our attorneys work to protect your brand so you can focus on building it. Our services include trademark prosecution at the USPTO, counsel related to claims of false advertising, unfair competition, and counterfeiting, and representation before the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Rights of Publicity

When your public persona becomes your brand, we can help you leverage your rights of publicity—that is, your right to control and profit from the commercial use of your identity and protect it from exploitation. Since the law is evolving rapidly and protections vary by state, we work with you to formulate a strategy that addresses the specific challenges of your situation.

Contracts & Agreements

AddyHart’s attorneys offer a wealth of knowledge in negotiating film and music distribution agreements, product placement agreements, influencer product manufacturing and distribution agreements, celebrity and influencer branding agreements, rights of publicity agreements, joint-venture agreements, and assisting with other contracts and agreements.