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Jared Welsh counsels entertainment and digital media companies, brand owners, and creative individuals on a broad range of entertainment and intellectual property matters. He focuses his practice on complex entertainment, media, technology, and intellectual property transactions, with an emphasis on digital media distribution and the licensing of music, videos, and other entertainment content.

Jared also has deep experience in the protection, maintenance, exploitation, and enforcement of copyright, trademark, and publicity rights, including negotiating and drafting brand and content license agreements, managing domestic and international trademark portfolios, and counseling clients on copyright, trademark, publicity rights, and entertainment-related issues. He has also represented and advised clients in connection with litigation and administrative proceedings related to trademark, copyright, false advertising, and publicity rights.

As a musician and a former filmmaker, Jared brings to his legal practice wide-ranging practical experience in the creative and business aspects of the film and music industries.

Jared is committed to community involvement and board service, and his pro bono experience includes the representation of clients in intellectual property, landlord-tenant, and other matters in association with Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Pro Bono Partnership, and the Southern Center for Human Rights.


  • Entertainment and media transactions
  • Digital media licensing and counseling
  • Digital distribution
  • Intellectual property licensing and counseling
  • Publicity rights counseling
  • Copyright and trademark acquisition, licensing, and related transactions
  • Copyright and trademark clearance and prosecution
  • Due diligence analysis of intellectual property holdings, licenses, and related agreements
  • Trademark and copyright enforcement and anti-counterfeiting programs



  • Provided strategy, counseling, negotiation and drafting support to companies in the digital media space.
  • Represented digital media companies in licensing and negotiations with various rightsholders, including talent, record labels, music publishers, and rights collectives.
  • Negotiated and drafted music-related licenses and agreements for film, television and new media productions and related soundtrack album releases.
  • Provided global trademark licensing advice and assistance to renowned hotel and temporary residence company.°
  • Represented a Fortune 100 multinational corporation in the mail, package, and freight delivery industry in trademark enforcement and licensing work.°
  • Represented a global leader in industrial textile fabrics and its related companies in various trademark matters, including clearance, international registration, and enforcement projects.°
  • Represented clients in a variety of industries in copyright, trademark, and trade dress infringement litigation and administrative proceedings.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Welsh prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Kilpatrick Stockton Fellow, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, 2009-2010
  • Visiting Instructor, Georgia State University, Department of Philosophy, 2004-2006
  • Summer Intern, Georgia Lawyer for the Arts, 2007

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Entertainment Law - Music, 2024
  • Team Member, a Law360 “Media & Entertainment Practice Group of the Year,” 2022
  • Listed, Super Lawyers Magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers, “Rising Star – Intellectual Property Law,” 2018-2019
  • Secretary, ArtsATL Board of Directors, 2017-Present
  • Volunteer, Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, 2010-Present
  • Former Board Member and Secretary, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition Board of Directors, 2010-2018
  • Former Member, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation Junior Board, 2011-2013
  • Member, Copyright Society of the U.S.A., 2010-Present
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, 2009-Present
    • Member, Intellectual Property Section, 2009-Present
    • Member, Sports and Entertainment Section, 2009-Present
  • Former Member, Inman Park Cooperative Preschool Communications Committee


  • J.D., cum laude, Emory University School of Law, 2009
    • Executive Article Editor, Emory Law Journal
  • M.A., Philosophy, Georgia State University, 2005
  • B.A., cum laude, Georgia State University, 2002
  • Georgia