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Music Law Essentials Series: Trademark Fundamentals in the Music Industry

  • Thursday, April 17, 2014
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Donahue Gallagher Woods LLP, 1999 Harrison Street, 25th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612
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Trademark Fundamentals in the Music Industry
With Daniel Schacht, Esq.
  • What is a trademark?  
  • How do I select one for my band? 
  • How do I protect my trademark? 
Join Daniel Schacht and Andrew MacKay of Donahue Gallagher Woods for a discussion about trademark law in the music business. Topics will include: what is a trademark, requirements for obtaining a trademark, federal trademark registration, policing a trademark, trademarks on the internet, trademark transfers and licenses, and more.

Daniel J. Schacht is an attorney at Donahue Gallagher Woods LLP, specializing in intellectual property, technology, and music law. He handles a variety of copyright, trademark, licensing, employment and general business matters for artists such as Carlos Santana, Journey, and Amon Tobin. He currently serves as co-counsel in Good Morning to You Productions Corp. et al. v. Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., the "Happy Birthday" class action lawsuit described by the New York Times as "a lawsuit for the ages." Before law school, Mr. Schacht worked ten years in the Bay Area music scene as a bassist, sound engineer, studio owner, and producer.

Andrew S. MacKay is a Partner at Donahue Gallagher Woods LLP, specializing in intellectual property, employment law, and commercial litigation. His clients range from start-up businesses to corporations such as Autodesk, Inc., Dyson Ltd., and Nomota, LLC (which holds rights for the musical group Journey). His intellectual property practice includes both pre-litigation enforcement work and litigation in the areas of copyright, trademark, trade dress, domain name, trade secret, and patent. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude from Yale University in 1995, where he was a member of the academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa.



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