Case Studies

Family Law Meets Music Copyright Law

February 2, 2015

Family law practitioners In Los Angeles are often called upon to represent the spouse of a film composer (movie film composer), a music producer, a recording artist, a book author, or a graphic artist who have a right to share in the artist royalties or music royalties from copyrighted assets created during the term of the marriage. This includes recording royalties, music publishing royalties, and book publishing royalties, and a music royalty from licensing of music for television and film. Cheryl provides valued expertise on how to structure settlement agreements to insure proper transfer of rights in assets to the non-author spouse, as well as the skill and experience to insure that a music royalty from a music license agreement with a music publisher, or a book royalty due to an author under a book contract are properly accounted and paid.

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Fashion Lawyer with a Flair for Fashion

January 20, 2015

Fashion law conjures up visions of runway models wearing creative new clothing designs, and a clothing brand known the world over. A fashion brand requires a fashion lawyer with a varied skill set. Fashion lawyer Cheryl Hodgson is a respected experienced business lawyer, copyright lawyer, trademark lawyer, and contract law attorney.

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Louie Louie Meets Music Copyright Lawyer

January 3, 2015

The Kingsmen were famous in the early 60’s for their famous music recording of the song “Louie Louie”. The master record of Louie Louie by the Kingsmen sold 20 million copies between 1963 and 1995. Unfortunately, during all those years, the Kingsmen never got paid, not even a dime, that is until copyright attorney Cheryl decided to help. Music entertainment lawyer Cheryl Hodgson is an expert music copyright lawyer. For years the band had had asked the question, “How do music royalties work?” They had been trying to find a music lawyer that would take their case and recover their music royalties.

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Successful trademark clients include Hay House, the world’s largest publishers of self-improvement publishers in the world, publishing such names as Dr. Wayne Dyer, Doreen Virtue, Dr. Robert Holden, and Denise Linn. Hodgson Legal has assembled a team of international trademark lawyers with whom she works closely to protect the rights of Hay House her other clients. Hodgson Legal’s team of highly trained team anti counterfeiting experts are available to implement anti counterfeiting measures for fake goods sold both off-line and off.

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