We understand that disputes involving marketing communications companies — particularly where the company’s client is also directly involved — can present sensitive practical considerations. Our team has extensive experience successfully representing advertising, public relations, and digital marketing companies in commercial and intellectual property litigation.  This includes handling contract disputes between agencies and clients, claims over alleged unauthorized use of copyrighted material or uses in excess of a license, and controversies involving rights of publicity and privacy.

Representative Matters

  • Lead trial counsel for a marketing and promotions company in a two-week arbitration proceeding against world's largest automaker. Obtained an arbitration award for money damages and credit for creative work product based on breaches of contract.
  • Represented new media company in action over alleged misappropriation of name and likeness of celebrity doctor for website content and marketing campaign. Negotiated voluntary dismissal of claims.
  • Represented advertising agency in contract and copyright dispute over alleged use of images beyond the scope of the license with photographer. Negotiated favorable settlement.
  • Represented advertising agency in contract and intellectual property dispute involving alleged misappropriation of a fictional character for use in an advertising campaign. Negotiated favorable resolution after filing Motion to Dismiss.
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  • “For several years, I have worked with Sklar Kirsh for my M&A and other corporate law needs.  They are practical and creative lawyers and have guided me through several major transactions with a steady hand and clear focus on my goals.”
    — Mark Mickelson, Managing Partner of Next Point Capital, Chairman of Art Brand Studios & Chairman of Next Point Bearing Group

This testimonial does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.