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Bruce Edward Matter

Contact: (301) 332-4850
Law School: George Mason University School of Law - George Mason University
Jurisdictions: California
District of Columbia


About Bruce Edward Matter
Bruce E. Matter practices intellectual property and technology law. Mr. Matter's practice is focused on transactions involving the exploitation of copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual properties primarily in the print and electronic publishing, software, and entertainment industries. He consults with clients on business issues, including focusing clients on their desired business objectives, the costs, and the business and legal risks involved in each transaction. He also advises on negotiation strategies and reviews and prepares legal documents associated with the transaction.

Mr. Matter is licensed to practice in Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, Florida, and California. In addition to being a member of the bar in his practicing jurisdictions, he is a member of the Intellectual Property Law Section, the Computer and Telecommunications Law Section, and the Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the District of Columbia Bar.

Prior to establishing his firm, Mr. Matter served as in-house counsel with Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Inc. and with Sea World of California and Sea World of Texas. He began his legal career working in an intellectual property firm in Alexandria, Virginia.

After graduating from Salisbury University in 1977 with a B.A. in Psychology, Mr. Matter attended George Mason University School of Law where he served as Managing Editor of the Law Review and received his J.D. in 1982.

Mr. Matter also is the executive producer of two television documentaries: Slave Ship and Discharged Without Honor: The Brownsville Raid.
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Intellectual Property
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • Free initial consultation up to 30 minutes. Please call for hourly rate. Retainer agreement required for new clients.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
Professional Experience
Associate General Counsel, Sea World, Inc.
Associate, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Inc.
Associate, Law Offices of William D. Stokes
Salisbury State CollegeUndergraduate Degree
George Mason University School of Law - George Mason UniversityJ.D. (1982)
Activities: Law Review, Managing Editor
Professional Associations
Member, Maryland Bar Association
Member, California State Bar
Member, Florida Bar Association
Member, Virginia State Bar Association
Member, District of Columbia
Activities: Section Memberships: Arts, Entertainment, Media & Sports Law Computer and Telecommunications Law Intellectual Property Law


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12413 Rousseau Terrace
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Telephone: (301) 332-4850
Telephone: (301) 332-4850
Fax: (301) 926-9328