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Brian G. Murphy

Brian G. Murphy

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

New York, NY, USA


Brian G. Murphy counsels advertising agencies, advertisers, and entertainment companies as they develop and produce advertising, promotions and entertainment content across all media. Mr. Murphy has been named 2018 Attorney of the year for Advertising Law by Best Lawyers.

His practice focuses on copyright, trademark, right of publicity/right of privacy, false advertising, unfair competition, and defamation. Mr. Murphy negotiates and structures celebrity talent agreements, agency-client contracts, sponsorship arrangements, product integration deals, and music, film, and other content licenses. He assists clients in the development and execution of complex contests, sweepstakes, and charitable promotions and programs, including those involving user-generated content that are developed for social media, interactive, and mobile platforms. In addition, Mr. Murphy regularly advises clients on the development and production of branded entertainment projects, such as television shows, films, live events, electronic games, webisodes, mobisodes, and websites.

Mr. Murphy is a frequent and popular speaker on advertising, entertainment, and intellectual property issues. Mr. Murphy is an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School where he teaches courses on entertainment and copyright law. Mr. Murphy previously taught at Fordham University Law School and has lectured at the Parsons School of Design. He is a member of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.; the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association; the Promotion Marketing Association; and the American Bar Association Intellectual Property Section’s Special Committee on Promotions and Marketing Law.

Mr. Murphy clerked for the Hon. Leonard B. Sand, United States District Judge in the Southern District of New York. He is admitted to practice in New York. 

Brian G. Murphy is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract (PowerPoint slides) - Advertising Law Institute 2018, Thursday, September 13, 2018
Selected Provisions from the 2016 SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract - Advertising Law Institute 2018, Thursday, September 13, 2018
Potential Perils of Not Paying SAG Pension & Health?, Advertising Law Updates, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC (May 9, 2018) - Advertising Law Institute 2018, Thursday, September 13, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Breaking down the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract - Advertising Law Institute 2018, Thursday, October 25, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Breaking down the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract - Breaking down the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract, Thursday, October 25, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Breaking down the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract - Breaking down the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract, Thursday, October 25, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Breaking down the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract - Breaking down the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract, Thursday, October 25, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advertising Law Institute 2018, Friday, October 26, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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