Jesse Saivar

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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

  • Listed by Los Angeles Business Journal’s, “Most Influential Lawyers: Digital Media and E-Commerce Law" 
  • Selected by The Recorder as a "Lawyer on the Fast Track," 2013
  • Listed, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2013-2016
  • Listed, Southern California Rising Stars, 2009-2011

Published Articles/Media Commentary

Media & Publications

Are the Chargers LA-Bound? Trademarks May Offer Clues, Corporate Counsel, January 26, 2016
Trademark Registration Applications by San Diego Chargers May Indicate Decision To Move To LA, Bloomberg BNA, January 22, 2016
Why you should think twice about turning your short film into a game, VentureBeat, October 28, 2014
When do celebrity endorsements on social media run afoul of the FTC?, Los Angeles Daily Journal, August 26, 2015
UCool's Super Bowl ad game Heroes Change is 'cut and dried' case of copyright infringement, VentureBeat, March 25, 2015
UCool's Super Bowl ad game Heroes Charge is 'cut and dried' case of copyright infringement, VentureBeat, March 2015
Your 2015 goal: Understanding how COPPA could ruin your day, VentureBeat, February 17, 2015
Sony's trademark for The Last Guardian has expired again, VentureBeat, February 16, 2015
Asian American band 'The Slants' asks federal court for right to trademark slur, AirTalk with Larry Mantle, 89.3 KPCC, January 15, 2015
Super Mario 64 is getting a fan-made HD remake — for now (update), VentureBeat, January 6, 2015
Sterling Family Trust Completes $2 Billion Sale of Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer, August 12, 2014
Steam Early Access: Your rights when game development stops, VentureBeat, June 5, 2014
Don’t expect that Early Access game to get finished, says Steam’s quietly updated FAQ, VentureBeat, June 4, 2014
Cut the Rope dev challenges King's 'candy' trademark in EU, Polygon, March 25, 2014
Did King.com really ‘trademark’ the word candy?, VentureBeat, January 27, 2014
What King's 'candy' trademark really means, Polygon, January 21, 2014
Greenberg Glusker Announces Five New Partners in Los Angeles, December 2013
What's the Difference Between a Screenplay Option and a Book Option?, Indie Source Magazine, October 2012
Actress In Anti-Muslim Film May Have Flimsy Copyright Case, Law360, October 1, 2012
A Stern Warning: Words Do Matter, Indie Source Magazine, April 24, 2012
No SOPA For You, Smart Business Magazine, 02/28/2012
Michael Jordan Sues Chinese Sportswear Co. Over Name Use, Law360, February 23, 2012
No SOPA for You! Lessons From The Fight Over SOPA And PIPA, Forbes, February 3, 2012
IP protection: Doing business in the entertainment world, Los Angeles Daily Journal, December 1, 2011
Silicon Valley companies fight piracy act in Congress, Los Angeles Daily Journal, November 25, 2011
YouTube Scans Clips for Studios, Los Angeles Daily Journal, July 29, 2011
Law Law Land
Legal Ease, Film Independent , 1/1/1900