Lauri S. Thompson focuses her practice on intellectual property and entertainment, including working with gaming resort companies, software companies, and entertainment companies to protect and enhance their key brands and corporate images through strategic management of their worldwide trademark and copyright portfolios. She works to help increase the visibility and value of their names and images, through trademark, copyright, domain name registration, and Internet monitoring and enforcement. Additionally, she works with interior design groups for hotels and casino resorts on third-party vendor agreements, purchase orders, and strategies to control intellectual property rights.
The entertainment aspect of her practice includes handling issues related to live show production and audio visual works. She counsels clients in all aspects of their advertising and entertainment contracts. She helps license music and other content, as well as develops procedures for ownership of original content. She oversees the clearance, procurement and enforcement of intellectual property rights throughout the world, including the protection and use of intellectual property on and off the Internet.
Lauri counsels clients to avoid disputes by helping them review materials for copyright, trademark and publicity rights issues. She works with various production companies, recording studios, advertising agencies, media companies and interior design groups, advising them in the clearance of materials for use in interior design, film, television, advertising and Internet marketing. She is experienced settling disputes over IP and entertainment issues in an effort to avoid costly litigation and uncertain outcomes, when possible.
Trademarks, Copyrights, Rights of Publicity
Entertainment contracts- producers, venues, talent
Professional & Community Involvement
Adjunct Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Entertainment & Fine Art Law
ABA Speaker- Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2017, 2018
Board Member, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Board of Trustees
Board Member, Variety The Children's Charity of Southern Nevada, Board of Trustees
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Clark County Bar Association
Member, Nevada Intellectual Property Law Society
Member, State Bar of Nevada
Past President, American Association of University Women, Las Vegas Branch
Recognition & Leadership
Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2014-2018
Listed, Who's Who Legal, Trademarks, 2014
Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Entertainment Law - Music, 2011-2012
Recognized, World Trademark Review, "World Leading Trademark Individual for Contentious Work," 2011
Recipient, Trademark Insider, Trademark Filer, 2004, 2006, and 2007
Rated, AV Preeminent®