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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

Judge Grapples with the Copyright Complexities of Tom Clancy’s Literary Legacy

On December 9, 2020, Judge Ellen L. Hollander of the U.S. District Court of Maryland issued a lengthy opinion designed to sort out the complex copyright considerations regarding the ownership…

The Future of Embedding is in Question After Mashable Settles Copyright Fight

On February 9, 2021, a settlement was reached by the parties in an important copyright case that has been closely followed since 2018 for its impact on the practice of…

2nd Circuit Panel Awards Partial Victory to Models Over Strip Club Ads

In October 2015, multiple models, including “Baywatch” actress Carmen Electra (“Electra”) (collectively the “models”), filed suit against various New York strip clubs alleging that such clubs used their likeness in…

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