Practice Areas

Entertainment Law

Intellectual Property Law

Business Law

Defamation

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50+ Years of Collective Experience in Entertainment Law

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100s of Successfully Prosecuted/Defended Cases Since 1991

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Successfully Resolved Cases Against Industry Titans

CREATIVE SOLUTIONS. PROVEN RESULTS.

The Firm

Lowe & Associates was originally founded in 1991 by Steven T. Lowe (J.D., UConn ’84), primarily to serve the needs of creative professionals in the entertainment industry.

Over the years, the Firm’s practice has grown to encompass the representation of individuals and entities in the areas of entertainment, business, intellectual property, and defamation law, offering expert legal services with an eye towards the economics of dispute resolution.

Firm Philosophy

The Firm philosophy is to try keep the message simple when advocating for clients’ interests, give the clients the personal attention they deserve, and employ creative strategies for complex problems and disputes, both before and during litigation in the courts.

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Entertainment Law

Litigation and Transactional

Lowe & Associates is best known for its successful entertainment litigation practice. Entertainment litigation is, at its core, dispute resolution for parties who work in the entertainment industry.

Although litigation typically involves resolving controversies in court, the Firm frequently employs creative alternatives to dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, whenever possible.

In addition, the Firm engages in “crisis management” in connection with disputes that may become high profile.

The Los Angeles entertainment lawyers from Lowe & Associates handle the following types of cases:

  • Copyright and Trademark
  • Infringement
  • Idea Theft
  • Breach of Contract (Oral, Written, Implied-in-Fact)
  • Rights of Publicity and Privacy
  • Defamation
  • Claims for Fraud
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Other Business Torts

 

Business Law

Litigation

Lowe & Associates’ business clients range from entrepreneurs to established corporations. The Firm has handled a vast array of corporate litigation matters, from resolving disputes between business partners to sparring with corporate conglomerates. Our philosophy when handling business litigation matters is to attempt to resolve the case quickly if at all possible, and if not, to be one step ahead of the opposition in court. We pride ourselves on an extremely high success rate and client retention.

Contracts

At Lowe & Associates, we are committed to supporting businesses at every stage of their development. We have helped clients who are in the initial phases of conceptualizing their business choose the most appropriate entity and intellectual property protections. Additionally, our business attorneys can draft comprehensive operating agreements for Limited Liability Companies, creating a sound legal foundation for business endeavors.

Intellectual Property

Dispute Resolution and Contracts

Lowe & Associates handles a variety of intellectual property (“IP”) matters involving copyright, trademark, trade secrets, and idea theft. We not only secure our clients’ intellectual property rights through filings with the United States Copyright Office (for copyrights) or USPTO (for trademarks), but we continue to protect their IP interests by pursuing infringers for monetary and/or declaratory judgments.

We have settled cases against major studios, networks, and distribution companies on behalf of artists, creators, producers, and screenwriters and are on the cutting edge of idea theft and copyright law, both in the courtroom and in the lecture hall.

Trademarks

Trademarks (such as names, logos, symbols, and slogans) serve as distinctive identifiers for goods and services in the marketplace. They can be essential not only to distinguish your brand but also for consumer recognition in the marketplace.

Our trademark attorneys in Los Angeles understand the complexities of trademark law, and are able to guide clients through trademark registration and enforcement of their rights against infringers, ensuring brand protection in California and beyond.

Copyrights

Copyright protection is afforded to original creative works, such as literary compositions, music, films, and more. While copyright protection arises automatically upon the creation and fixation of an original work in a tangible medium, you will need to register your work with the United States Copyright Office for broader protection, including the ability to sue for infringement in federal court.

The Firm has years of experience navigating the complex landscape of copyright law. Contact our copyright lawyers in Los Angeles for help registering and protecting your creative works.

Defamation

Defamation is a civil cause of action that is intended to redress the destruction or harm to the reputation of the defamed. If you are experiencing defamation, whether libel or slander, the guidance of a defamation lawyer can significantly help. Our attorneys have a tremendous amount of experience asserting and pursing claims on behalf of both individuals and small businesses that have been the victims of defamation.

A defamation lawsuit can potentially lead to any number of outcomes including a retraction, an apology, financial compensation, and deterrence toward others who may want to defame you.

Art and Fashion Law

Lowe & Associates has handled a wide range of cases involving both art and fashion. “Art law” involves the representation of clients in the business of art (including artists, photographers, and publishers), while “fashion law” involves the representation of clients in the apparel industry. Lowe & Associates has been a staple in both, with expertise extending to licensing and distribution.

If we may assist you in one of these areas, do not hesitate to contact us.

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