Nashville Intellectual Property Law Firm & Attorney

Founded by Nashville intellectual property attorney Zach Scott Gainous, we are a Nashville boutique intellectual property law firm that provides legal expertise, advice and representation to individuals and businesses who create, own, use, or license intellectual property, including copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.  We strive to be, the "go-to" intellectual property law firm for creative and talented individuals and businesses in many industries industries.

Who We Help with Intellectual Property Law & Issues

  • Entertainers & celebrities or public figures who own, create, use, or license intellectual property, including
    • Music artists, acts, bands, etc.,
    • Movie, film, & television actors, actresses, celebrities, etc.,
    • Stand-Up comedians & comedy acts, etc.,
    • Fashion, merchandise, and apparel models & celebrities,
    • Athletes & sports stars, etc.
  • Creators of intellectual property, including
    • Songwriters, music composers, lyricists, record producers, music producers, etc.,
    • Filmmakers, film, movie, & TV directors, producers, etc.,
    • Movie, film, and television script writers, screenplay writers, etc.,
    • Fashion, clothing, merchandise, apparel, and accessory designers, creators, etc.,
    • Photographers, videographers, graphic designers, etc.,
    • Creators or developers of apps, software, video games, technology, etc.,
    • Bloggers, podcasts or podcasters, public figures, social media personalities, etc.,
    • Authors of books, fiction, non-fiction, short stories, graphic novels, combic books, etc.,
  • Owners or licensors of intellectual property in entertainment, music, film, movie, television, tech, media, and many other industries, including
    • Record labels, music publishers or music publishing companies, music production companies, etc.,
    • Movie, film, & television production companies, studios, etc.,
    • Fashion, clothing, merchandise, apparel, or accesory brands and companies, etc.,
    • Bloggers, podcasts or podcasters, public figures, social media personalities, etc.,
    • Technology, software, app, gaming, or video game companies, etc.,
    • Book publishers, news
  • Users & licensees of intellectual property in music, film, movies, television, technology, or media and many other industries, etc., including
    • Record labels, music producers, etc.,
    • Filmmakers, film, movie, & TV producers, production companies, studios, etc.,
    • Bloggers, podcasts or podcasters, public figures, politicians, social media personalities, etc.,
    • Websites & online publications, forums, social media websites or networks, etc.,
    • Software, technology, app, video game companies or creators, etc.

How We Help Intellectual Property Clients

We have the intellectual property law expertise to advise and represent creators, owners, or users of intellectual property, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.  Below are just some of the ways we provide legal expertise, advice, and representation to intellectual property law clients.

Intellectual Property Protection & Registration

We have the intellectual property law knowledge and expertise to advise and represent intellectual property law clients on intellectual property types, protections, and registrations, including,

  • advising clients on what types of intellectual property protections various creations or creative works qualify for, including copyright protection, trademark protection, trade secret protection, etc.,
  • advising or counseling intellectual property law clients on how best to protect their intellectual property, including the importance and value and impact of proper intellectual property registration, etc.,
  • advising and representing intellectual property clients on copyright protection, how best to protect copyrights, and assisting with the registration of copyrights with the U.S. Copyright office,
  • representing and counseling intellectual property clients on trademark protection, how best to protect trademarks, and assisting with the registration of trademarks with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office or USPTO,
  • counseling and representing intellectual property law clients on trade secret protection, including securing access to trade secrets, etc.

Contracts or Agreements for the Sale or Licensing of Intellectual Property

We have the legal expertise to provide intellectual property law clients with legal advice and representation on contracts or agreements for the license or sale of intellectual property, including:

  • advising and representing clients in drafting and negotiating agreements for the sale, use, or license of their intellectual property or intellectual property catalogs to another party,
  • advising and representing clients in drafting and negotiating agreements for the purchase, use, or license of another party's intellectual property or intellectual property catalogs,
  • counseling and representing clients in disputes, breaches, or litigation of contracts involving the license or sale of intellectual property or IP catalogs, including handling any potential settlements or necessary appeals,
  • representing and advising intellectual property law clients on termination of assignments of intellectual property either by statute, or contracts involving or permitting the termination of assignments of intellectual property, etc.

Intellectual Property Infringement or Misuse Disputes & Litigation

We have the intellectual property law expertise and knowledge to advise and represent IP clients on intellectual property infringment or misuse disputes or litigation, including,

  • advising clients on whether their intellectual property or creative works will likely infringe on the intellectual property or IP rights of other creators or owners of intellectual property, or the client's likelihood of liability for IP infringement or misuse, etc.,
  • representing and advising IP law clients on whether they likely have a valid claim or case for intellectual property, copyright, trademark, or trade secret infringment or misuse against other parties, etc.,
  • counseling and representing intellectual property law clients in any disputes or litigation involving the infringement or misuse of their intellectual property, copyrights, trademarks, or trade secrets, including any potential settlement agreements or necessary appeals, issuing take-down notices, cease and desist, or demand letters, etc.,
  • representing and counseling IP clients in any disputes or litigation involving the infringement or misuse of another party's intellectual property, copyrights, trademarks, or trade secrets, including any potential settlement agreements or necessary appeals

Intellectual Property Audits, Royalties, & Financial Valuations

We have the legal expertise to provide intellectual property law clients with advice and representation in audits and financial valuations of intellectual property, including:

  • advising, overseeing, and assisting with audits of intellectual property catalogs of intellectual property creators, owners, or potential purchasers, including determining ownership and registration status and history, and any potential current or future issues or risks for the owners, etc.,
  • counseling, overseeing and assisting with financial valuations and financial audits of intellectual property or IP catalogs for creators, owners, or potential purchasers, including advising on selection or introduction to qualified intellectual property auditors or CPAs, reconciliation of statements, etc.,
  • advising and representing IP law clients on intellectual property royalty or financial discrepencies, dipsutes, or litigation, including sending any notices or demand letters, handling any settlement offers or negotiations, and any appeals, etc.,

Copyright Law

We have the intellectual property knowledge and expertise to advise and represent IP law clients on their copyrights, copyright law, and the copyrights of others, including

  • advising and assisting with the protection and registration of copyrights,
  • advising and representing clients with the sale or license of copyrights or copyright catalogs,
  • counseling and representing clients in copyright infringment or misuse claims, disputes, or litigation,
  • advising, representing, assisting with, and overseeing any copyright audits, royalty or financial valuations, audits, disputes, or litigation, etc.

Trademark Law

We have the intellectual property expertise and knowledge to represent and advise IP law clients on their trademarks, trademark law, and the trademarks of others, including

  • advising and assisting with the protection and registration of trademarks,
  • advising and representing clients with the sale, use, or license of trademarks,
  • counseling and representing clients in trademark infringment or misuse claims, disputes, or litigation,
  • advising, representing, assisting with, and overseeing any trademark audits, royalty or financial valuations, audits, disputes, or litigation, etc.

Trade Secret Law

We have the legal and IP law expertise to provide intellectual property clients on their trade secrets, trade secret law, and the trade secrets of others, including

  • counseling client on what can be protected by trade secrets,
  • advising on and assisting with the best way to protect trade secrets,
  • representing and advising clients with the sale, use, or license of trade secrets,
  • counseling and representing clients in trade secret infringment or misuse claims, disputes, or litigation,

Let's talk about your intellectual property law issues or concerns.

We love to chat with current and new clients.  If you need help or have questions about intellectual property law issues, please complete and submit the form below of call us at 615-671-4301.