Film Licensing Expert in Copyright Infringement

Case Description:

A film licensing expert was needed for copyright infringement litigation. The plaintiff owned the copyright of a film and claimed the defendant infringed copyright by using footage from the film in two foreign language music videos it produced. The plaintiff argued that the defendant should have obtained permissions and paid licensing fees to use the footage regardless of length.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a film licensing expert familiar with intellectual property management and copyright law. The ideal expert would have prior experience working with stock film footage and negotiating the associated licensing fees. The expert was needed to opine on the reasonable licensing value of the footage that was allegedly used in the music videos, based on film industry standards.

Experts Presented:

  • Intellectual Property Valuation Expert

    This film licensing expert is the president and CEO of a merchant bank that offers a variety of services including intellectual property valuation and license management. He has advised both corporate and attorney clients on matters of business and IP valuation and technology transfer in an array of industries from financial services to the film industry. He has experience with video copyright matters including copyright litigation. A past president of the Licensing Executives Society, this expert has helped many clients structure licensing fee agreements for their intellectual property. IMS Reference #4971719

  • Film Licensing Expert

    This film licensing expert has more than 20 years of experience in various segments of the entertainment industry. He has advised clients in music, radio, television, stage, book publishing and film on licensing agreements and fees, valuation, and other intellectual property matters. He has been admitted to practice in many state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court, and is a member of the Recording Academy and the American Bar Association's Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries. IMS Reference #4969795

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