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Bobby Rosenbloum

Bobby Rosenbloum is Vice Chair of the firm's Global Entertainment & Media Practice and Co-Chair of the Atlanta Entertainment & Media Practice.

Concentrations

  • Negotiation of complex content agreements with record companies, music publishing companies, music publishing rights organizations, motion picture studios, television networks, and various independent content providers and aggregators, and related strategic counseling (including with respect to electronic sell-through, subscription, streaming, ad-supported, mobile and other cutting-edge business models)
  • Negotiation of all varieties of agreements with musical composition performance rights organizations (e.g., ASCAP, BMI, SESAC) and mechanical licensing organizations (e.g., The Harry Fox Agency) as well as the coordination of related international rights clearance strategies with foreign rights holders and collectives
  • Advising clients with respect to all aspects of new media business models, including negotiation strategy, legal exposure and risk avoidance, as well as comprehensive strategic counseling and consulting
  • Representation of recording artists, songwriters, and music producers in all areas including recording agreements, publishing agreements, producer agreements, and other new media agreements
  • Negotiation of sponsorship, endorsement and license agreements in the entertainment sector
  • Copyright counseling and guidance in the digital media space, including analysis of complex rights licensing issues associated with cutting-edge business models
  • General intellectual property counseling and prosecution (including copyright, trademark and unfair competition), with a particular focus on businesses operating in the entertainment and media space
  • Representation of recording artists, producers, record labels, and other entities in connection with typical music industry transactions and agreements
  • Trademark and unfair competition counseling, prosecution and litigation strategy
  • Copyright counseling, prosecution and litigation
  • Internet web site and software development agreements
  • Counseling regarding overall new media strategies

Expertise

Erfahrung

 

  • Primary counsel to dozens of digital media companies and service providers in the online and mobile space in connection with all aspects of their activities in the entertainment industry.
  • Primary intellectual property counsel to dozens of recording artists, record companies and film companies in connection with general intellectual property matters, including trademark counseling and prosecution, copyright protection and due diligence matters.
  • Prepared and negotiated recording artist agreements, producer agreements and other music industry agreements on behalf of internationally recognized artists and record labels.
  • Prepared and negotiated a wide variety of intellectual property licensing and merchandising agreements in the entertainment, software and technology fields.
  • Served as Deputy General Counsel of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, and Legal Counsel of the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, overviewing all entertainment, transactional and intellectual property matters.
  • Represented the Estate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in nationally followed copyright litigation against major broadcasting company regarding infringement of Dr. King's copyright in the historic "I Have a Dream" speech.

Anerkennung durch den Markt

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Copyright Law, Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television, Entertainment Law - Music; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Trademark Law, 2005-2020
    • "Lawyer of the Year," Entertainment Law - Music, Atlanta, 2017
    • "Lawyer of the Year," Trademark Law - Atlanta, 2017
    • "Lawyer of the Year," Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television, Atlanta, 2014
  • Listed, Euromoney's Expert Guides, "Best of the Best," Media, 2019
  • Named, Billboard magazine, "Top Music Lawyers," 2015-2019
  • Listed, Variety, Dealmakers Impact Report, 2012, 2014, 2018-2019
  • Listed, World Trademark Review, "WTR 1000," 2011-2013 and 2016-2019
    • Ranked in Georgia, General Trademarks, 2013 and 2016-2019
    • Ranked in Georgia, Broad Expertise across Litigation, Prosecution and Transactional Matters, 2012
    • Ranked in Rest of USA, Non-Contentious, 2011
  • Listed, Georgia Trend magazine, "Legal Elite," 2008, 2010-2013, 2015-2017 and 2019
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2004-2019
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2003-2019
  • Listed, Variety, "Dealmakers Elite: New York," 2017-2018
  • Listed, Variety, "Legal Impact Report," 2013 and 2016-2018
  • Listed, The Hollywood Reporter, "Power Lawyers: Who Orchestrate Music's Biggest Deals," 2014-2016
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2008, 2011-2012 and 2016
  • Named, "Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia," 2012-2015
  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America, "Atlanta Entertainment Law - Music Lawyer of the Year," 2012
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Law Firm of the Year," Entertainment Law - Music, 2011-2012
  • Named, The Hollywood Reporter, "Power Lawyers: Top 100 Most Influential Entertainment Lawyers in America," 2011
  • Recommended, PLC Which Lawyer?, 2009
  • Named, CSC Trademark Insider Annual Reports, "Top 50 Trademark Attorneys in the United States," 2003-2008
  • Nominated, Guide to the World's Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers, "Leading Lawyer in Media," 3rd Edition
  • Deputy General Counsel, The Recording Academy
  • Executive Committee Member, GRAMMY Foundation Entertainment Law Initiative, 2012-2013
  • Associate Member, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
  • Governing Committee Member, American Bar Association, Sports and Entertainment Law Forum
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, Entertainment and Sports Law Section
  • Past Chairman, Southeastern Chapter of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.

Ausbildung

Akademische Ausbildung
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1994
    • Instructor, Legal Research and Writing
    • Instructor, Undergraduate Course in Legal History
    • Member, Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law
    • Member, International Law Journal
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Duke University, 1991
    • Angier B. Duke Memorial Scholar
    • Duke University Faculty Scholar
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • USA TODAY All-American Academic Team
    • Member, Undergraduate Judicial Board
Zulassung
  • Georgia
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