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Christopher R. Chase

Christopher R. Chase

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

New York, NY, USA


Christopher R. Chase is a partner at Frankfurt Kurnit where he practices intellectual property, advertising, sports, and entertainment law.

He counsels entities and individuals in the advertising and entertainment industries on all aspects of their businesses, including rights clearance (such as copyright, trademark, and rights of publicity), regulatory matters, and risk assessment. He structures and negotiates creative services agreements, commercial production agreements, brand and celebrity licensing agreements, sponsorship and event promotion agreements, celebrity talent and on-camera agreements, content distribution agreements, media agreements, and content releases and licenses. He also counsels clients regarding potential and actual litigations arising out of commercials, print advertisements, sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions, magazines, films, and television productions. Further, he has vast experience addressing music issues, including structuring and negotiating master use and sync licenses for commercials, video games, television productions, and films, music distribution agreements, artist/band services, appearance, and promotion agreements, and concert sponsorships.

Additionally, he works with numerous clients in the sports industry, including counseling major sports leagues on branded entertainment, intellectual property, and promotional matters; advising both sponsors and properties on the structure and negotiation of sponsorship and endorsement arrangements; counseling agency clients that activate sponsors’ marketing campaigns; advising major sports apparel, footwear and fitness companies on marketing campaigns and IP matters; and advising soccer players on transfer agreements. Mr. Chase has been quoted in Sports Business Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Associated Press on various legal issues and is a founder of the firm’s sports law group.

Mr. Chase’s practice also includes counseling entertainment, advertising, sports, media, and fashion industry clients on the clearance, selection, maintenance, and enforcement of trademarks worldwide, as well as prosecuting trademark applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and participating in actions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Mr. Chase is a member of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, the Sports Lawyers Association, the International Trademark Association, and the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Mr. Chase was a litigation associate at Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells LLP.

Christopher R. Chase is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Rights of Publicity: When and Why a License Is Required - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2017, Friday, December 08, 2017
Rights of Publicity: When and Why a License Is Required - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2018, Thursday, November 01, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Listen Up! Music in Advertising - Hot Topics in Advertising Law 2018, Thursday, June 28, 2018
Rights of Publicity and Entertainment Licensing - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2018, Monday, November 05, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Listen Up! Music in Advertising - Listen Up! Music in Advertising, Thursday, June 28, 2018
Rights of Publicity and Entertainment Licensing - Rights of Publicity and Entertainment Licensing, Monday, November 05, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Listen Up! Music in Advertising - Listen Up! Music in Advertising, Thursday, June 28, 2018
Rights of Publicity and Entertainment Licensing - Rights of Publicity and Entertainment Licensing, Monday, November 05, 2018
The Big Event: Considerations for Sports Properties and Sponsors - The Big Event: Considerations for Sports Properties and Sponsors, Thursday, November 08, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Hot Topics in Advertising Law 2018, Tuesday, July 03, 2018, New York, NY
Legal Issues in Sports Marketing and Media 2018, Wednesday, September 19, 2018, NEW YORK, NY
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2018, Tuesday, November 13, 2018, New York, NY
Transcripts  Transcripts Rights of Publicity and Entertainment Licensing - Rights of Publicity and Entertainment Licensing, Monday, November 05, 2018
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