Jesse Saivar

Partner

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310.201.7549
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310.201.4448

Profile

Jesse Saivar specializes in intellectual property protection, enforcement, compliance and deal-making in several intellectual property-intensive industries, including entertainment, video games, fashion, beauty care and emerging technology.  He is also actively involved in the Firm’s sponsorship of Amplify.la.

Entertainment Experience

  • Representing a social media marketing company in its negotiations with its software developers and television network clients as well as the creation of its standard master services agreement
  • Advising an international mobile game company in its efforts to comply with the amended COPPA regulations
  • Represented a major music library in the sale of its library to Warner / Chappell Music
  • Represented producers in the acquisition of rights to novels and scripts and in their negotiations with talent
  • Represented screenwriters with respect to television and theatrical agreements and in their negotiations with their collaboration partners
  • Represented singer/songwriters in connection with publishing agreements, sub-publishing agreements, and television and theatrical synch licenses
  • Represented a major studio in its negotiations with actors for a major motion picture
  • Represented actors and directors in the audits of studio participation statements
  • Represented a new record label in its acquisition of music rights and in its negotiations with talent
  • Represented entertainment clients about whom false news stories were reported and whose names and/or likenesses were being improperly used on websites and in domain names

Intellectual Property Experience

  • Counseling a rapidly-expanding beauty care company with respect to the clearance, prosecution, protection and enforcement of its trademark portfolio as it grew from one registration in the U.S. to numerous registrations all over the world
  • Negotiating a fragrance license deal on behalf of an internationally-renowned fashion designer
  • Representing a social media marketing company in its negotiations with its software developers and television network clients as well as the creation of its standard master services agreement
    Advising an international mobile game company in its efforts to comply with the amended COPPA regulations
  • Represented a celebrity with respect to the license of her trademarks, copyrights and name and likeness for use in connection with a high profile jewelry line
  • Negotiated website development and hosting agreements and drafted website terms and conditions and privacy policies
  • Represented a social media marketing company in its negotiations with its software developers and television network clients as well as the raising of Series A financing
  • Represented a start up in its negotiations with major television networks for the use of its proprietary video engagement platform
  • Advised a website that offers user generated content with respect to DMCA, COPPA and CDA compliance and content clearance
  • Represented a company hired by a major video game publisher to create a line of comic books based on a popular game
  • Drafted numerous copyright and trademark transfers and license agreements
  • Argued and drafted ICANN domain name disputes against cyber squatters before the World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Represented a major financial institution in the prosecution and protection of one of its most valuable trademarks including in inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Performed clearance and prosecuted numerous trademarks for various clients in industries ranging from computer software to entertainment production

Accolades

  • Selected by The Recorder as a "Lawyer on the Fast Track," 2013
  • Listed, Southern California Rising Stars, 2009-2011, 2014

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