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Entertainment & Business Law Since 1991

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Entertainment Law

Steven T. Lowe is a preeminent entertainment and copyright attorney with over thirty years of experience. He and the firm are recognized for handling high profile cases and obtaining successful outcomes for their clients. The firm represents established and emerging artists, producers, recording artists, writers, talent agencies and managers in a wide variety of legal matters in the music, television, and film industries.

Business Law

The firm provides counsel and advocacy for companies and entrepreneurs, including business formation, intellectual property protection, partnership agreements, and litigation in state and federal courts. Additionally, the attorneys are well-versed in alternative dispute resolution (e.g., mediation and arbitration) and often resolve client matters without the necessity of filing a lawsuit.

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Intellectual Property

The firm practices to protect creative works and trademarks in the apparel and entertainment industries.  Mr. Lowe has authored multiple articles about entertainment/copyright law, has spoken extensively at legal education presentations, and co-founded and chairs the California Society of Entertainment Lawyers.  Although the firm does not do patent law, the need for protecting your creative works, proprietary information, and brand is always of prime importance as intellectual property is often more valuable than tangible property.

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Lowe & Associates’s Managing Partner, Steven T. Lowe, co-founded the 501( c )(3) not-for-profit in 2013 with Larry Zerner, Esq., in order to advocate for the rights of creative professionals, who generally must face off as David’s against the Goliath’s of Hollywood.

Click the below link to read more about CSEL, as profiled by the California Business Journal in April 2020.

Creative Solutions. Proven Results.

Arthur Alfred, II v. The Walt Disney Company

July 6, 2020; Mr. Lowe before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Screenplay Copyright Infringement
May 5, 2016; Panelist
California Society of Entertainment Lawyers (“CSEL”)

Shame On You Productions, Inc. v. Elizabeth Banks et. al.
April 6, 2017
Argument by Mr. Lowe on behalf of CSEL before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Our Blogs

A Look Into the Weeknd’s Numerous Copyright Battles

Continuously at the center of multiple copyright infringement lawsuits, Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer, Abel Tesfaye, professionally known as “the Weeknd,” has been the subject of a slew of…

Ninth Circuit Finds No “Public Performance Rights” For Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

On August 23rd, 2021, the Ninth Circuit reversed a District Court ruling in a dispute between Sirius XM and founders of The Turtles, Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman (“Flo &…

“Bachelor” Star Files Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Downey

On September 15, 2021, model and former “Bachelor” contestant Hannah Ann Sluss (“Sluss”) sued Procter & Gamble Company, Inc. (“P&G”) for copyright infringement, claiming that P&G is still using her…

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