Estate & Asset Protection Planning for Entertainers

Preservation of Your Intellectual Property in Your Estate Plans

As part of a comprehensive Estate and Asset Protection plan, specialized assets such as trademarks, copy rights, rights of publicity, intellectual property valuations, estate tax and post-mortem administration of I.P must be handled correctly. For song writers, singers, authors, actors, hosts, producers, athletes, magicians and comedians estate and asset protection can be complex and confusing without assistance from and experienced attorney.

  • Copyright
    The creator of an original work may be protected by copyright, a legal right that grants exclusive rights to its use and distribution, usually for a limited time, sometimes terminable by statutory heirs, with the intention of enabling the creator to receive compensation for their intellectual effort. These original works may include books and other published materials, musical compositions, lyrics, film, television, radio, theatre, software, sound recordings, graphics, photos, and fine arts.
  • Trademarks, Servicemarks and Slogans
    When a business entity is created, there are certain recognizable signs, designs or expressions which may be used to identify products or services of that business, and can be extremely valuable assets.
  • Right of Publicity
    An individual's name, likeness, or image can be an asset in trade. The right of publicity prevents the unauthorized commercial use of an individual's name, likeness, or image, and gives a person the exclusive right to license the use of their identity for commercial promotion. Publicity rights associated with the commercial value of an individual's name, image, or voice may continue after that person passes on, and the estate should retain control and license use of those figures' names, likenesses, etc.

Personalized, Experienced Service

At the Law Offices of David A. Straus, we help our clients create proper, customized trusts in Nevada that are best for their unique circumstances, including protecting their intellectual property portfolio and intellectual property rights as part of their legacy.

I, attorney David A. Straus, personally draft all trusts in each of our clients' estate plans. I have over 23 years of experience as an estate planning attorney in Las Vegas.

Please email or call my Las Vegas office at 702-474-4500 to schedule a one-on-one meeting at your convenience.