Bruce Edward Matter

Bruce Edward Matter

  • Business Law, Entertainment & Sports, Intellectual Property
  • California, District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, Virginia
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Summary

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.

Education
Salisbury State College
Undergraduate Degree
George Mason University School of Law
J.D. (1982)
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Activities: Law Review, Managing Editor
Professional Experience
Associate General Counsel
Sea World, Inc.
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Associate
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Inc.
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Associate
Law Offices of William D. Stokes
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Professional Associations
Member
Maryland Bar Association
- Current
Member
California State Bar # 131799
- Current
Member
Florida Bar Association
- Current
Member
Virginia State Bar Association
- Current
Member
District of Columbia
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Activities: Section Memberships: Arts, Entertainment, Media & Sports Law Computer and Telecommunications Law Intellectual Property Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
District of Columbia
Florida
Maryland
Virginia
Fees
  • 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.
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Intellectual Property
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Website
Website
Contact & Map
12413 Rousseau Terrace
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
USA
Telephone: (301) 332-4850
Telephone: (301) 332-4850
Fax: (301) 926-9328