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Jason Brooks

Jason Brooks

  • Entertainment & Sports Law, Business Law, Communications & Internet Law ...
  • California
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Biography

Jason provides transactional business and legal affairs services to content creators across a wide spectrum of the creative community. Specializing in the new media, entertainment and business space, Jason frequently works with scripted/unscripted TV producers, social media influencers, and business entities to review, draft and negotiate deal terms on a wide range of production-related projects. Jason also provides business development strategy and corporate counsel to a variety of emerging players in the digital space. If you’re an influencer looking to monetize your content, a new business looking to establish your legal entity or register a trademark, or a digital content platform looking to draft your service/campaign agreements, terms of service and/or a privacy policy, let Jason be your guide. Raised in Southern California, Jason graduated from UCSD in 2002 with a B.A. in Communications. He earned his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2006 and returned to Los Angeles to pursue his legal career in the entertainment industry. In his spare time, Jason is also an LA County Ocean Lifeguard and an avid surfer. If meeting in an office isn’t your thing, Jason is happy to schedule a consultation or strategy session out in the water.

Education
U of Wisconsin
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 249344
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    Subject to our discretion, on a case-by-case basis only.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We offer Fee hour, Flat Fee and Percentage Fee rates depending on the type of work/representation needed. Payment accepted via cash/check, Electronic Bank Trasnfer, PayPal and Venmo.
Practice Areas
    Entertainment & Sports Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Communications & Internet Law
    Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
    Trademarks
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Intellectual Property
Additional Practice Area
  • Digital Media
Legal Answers
Q. If a trademark is "dead" on the UPSTO Tess search can you file to use it as your own?
A: A dead trademark indicates that it is available for registration yes, but you'll still have to go through the registration process which entails completing and filing a registration application and demonstrating actual use in commerce.
Q. Stolen art work, I did a logo for customer who then disappeared.
A: Yes so long as you can demonstrate that you actually created the logo for him and that you were to be paid for your services, you have evidence a contract existed between you two. This can be shown through the chain of communications you likely have with him. Did he ever agree on your fee prior to you completing the work? Often times a simple demand letter from an attorney is all you need to get a party who owes money to pay up. It's cheaper and faster than filing a lawsuit which can be done if, after a demand letter is sent, he still refuses to pay.
Q. I'm a musician and want to name my album "Sith" but Lucasfilm has the word trademarked, can I still name it that?
A: Trademarks can be registered in a number of different "classes" based on their use. You should probably hire an attorney to help you examine which classes LucasFilm has its mark registered in to see if it would conflict with your channel of commerce in music. Ultimately, if there is no conflict, or "likelihood of confusion" as determined by the USPTO's examining attorney, you will be able to obtain a trademark for your band name.
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Los Angeles Office
12100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800
los angeles, CA 90025
Telephone: (310) 230-5580