ENTERTAINMENT LAW IS A COMPREHENSIVE BODY OF LAW THAT INCLUDES EVERYTHING FROM BUSINESS FORMATION, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, E-COMMERECE, MANUFACTURING, AMD EMPLOYMENT LAW, TO INDUSTRY SPECIFIC CONTRACTS, NEGOTIATION & LITIGATION IN AREAS SUCH AS MUSIC, MOVIE/TELEVISION, FASHION, THEATER, DANCE,SPORTS, ART, LITERATURE AND COMEDY TO NAME A FEW. RIAN M. KINNEY, IS AN EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY WHO IS WELL VERSED IN THE SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRIES, TO ADVISE AND REPRESENT YOU AND YOUR INTERESTS. CALL 954-599-5245 OR SEND US A MESSAGE TO SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION.
The Kinney Firm is a virtual, Florida based, entertainment law firm that is dedicated to providing personalized legal services to entrepreneurs, innovators and artists, where they need it, when they need it. Large law firms operate on billable hours and their clients pay for every text message, e-mail and phone conversation which leads cost-conscious clients to not want to freely communicate. The Kinney Firm understands its clients’ need to budget and quotes flat fee* (*not including costs, filing fees, etc.), per matter, where possible.
Our attention is to personalized service to assist you and protect you not only in your legal endeavors but in growing your brand and business. The Kinney Firm works with you to understand where you are and where you want to be to be able to properly advise you and assist you in long term growth and planning. Call to discuss how we can assist you.
The Kinney Firm also offers business and brand consulting to assist you in identifying your target market, find the name and brand that will best position you and your company as well as creative development of marketing and branding materials, corporate correspondence and other services to take you and your business to the next level.
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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COPYRIGHT & TRADEMARK?
A copyright, by contrast, protects an original work of authorship such as books, movies, songs, paintings, photographs, web content and sometimes even choreography. Do you need to file for Federal Trademark or Copyright protection? In short, yes; if you want to be able to protect yourself against infringers. Having your intellectual property ownership be a matter of Federal record, allows a whole host of benefits, including but not limited to, increased damages when you successfully prosecute infringers (which sometimes serves as a deterrent for would-be infringers), stopping the importation of infringing goods and being able enforce your rights on social media, etc.
If you have intellectual property you would like to protect, contact The Kinney Firm, P.A. to learn more through your complimentary consultation.
SHOULD BAND MEMBERS HAVE A CONTRACT AMONG THEMSELVES?
Some questions to ask yourself: If you are creating a band name, music, lyrics, etc., who owns them? What share is owned by whom? Are the music and lyrics being co-created or are different members contributing to different aspects of the music and writing differently? What happens if a band member leaves? Can they still perform the songs? There is a lot to consider with Copyright Ownership, Music Publishing and Administration and Licensing, etc., which is why every band needs at least a basic contract wherein the band members can agree how they want to work together.
Rian M. Kinney, Esq. graduated from University of Florida in 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English before attending Nova Southeastern University’s College of Law Evening Program in Fort Lauderdale where she obtained her Juris Doctorate in 2008. The evening program allowed Rian to gain valuable work experience in the music and entertainment industries, interning for Clarence Clemmons and Steven Seagal’s Music Manager as well as Event Line Producer for the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival’s Annual Gala
Rian litigated on behalf of national and international financial institutions and later assisted Florida property owners in negotiating foreclosure and deed in lieu settlements, with the mortgage holders. Being a licensed Florida Real Estate Broker, she has represented every side of a deal involving the purchase, sale or lease of residential and commercial real estate in Florida. Rian believes in leaving a place better than you found it and, from a branding perspective, Ms. Kinney left her lasting mark on NSU when she won the school’s contest to change the mascot from the Knights to the Sharks; which is far more marketable and, therefore, profitable.
Rian brings a multi-dimensional perspective to sports and entertainment law because she’s been on both sides of the table. Ms. Kinney is a Florida High School Girls Basketball State Champion that competed in the Amateur Athletic Union’s national basketball tournament three times, competed in Florida’s Cross Country State Finals twice, went through the college student-athlete recruitment process, she was accepted to United States Military Academy at West Point, auditioned for American Idol, has eaten fire, been skydiving, is a half-marathoner, is licensed SCUBA diver, an avid world traveler and her first book is being published this year.