Media, Intellectual Property, and Freedom of Information Laws
Mintz & Gold has a preeminent Media and Intellectual Property Group made up of an expanding team of leading practitioners. The firm represents some of the most prominent corporations and individuals who create and disseminate news, entertainment and sports content to the public.
Media and First Amendment Law
Mintz & Gold’s lawyers have decades of experience counseling clients and litigating cases involving defamation, invasion of privacy, rights of publicity, and related matters. The firm also has extensive experience in prepublication and prebroadcast review of content, handling subpoenas to journalists, and virtually every aspect of First Amendment law. Clients have included major publishers and broadcasters, as well as individual authors, editors, artists and sports figures. Mintz & Gold‘s lawyers help their clients avoid litigation, but are true experts in achieving successful outcomes when litigation becomes inevitable. The firm’s lawyers fight tirelessly for their clients’ rights and have extensive trial and appellate court expertise.
The value of copyrights and trademarks in the digital age cannot be overstated, and Mintz & Gold has a long and proud history of helping its clients protect those assets. The firm vigorously defends intellectual property rights in court when necessary. Mintz & Gold’s lawyers also have extensive expertise in matters relating to privacy, rights of publicity, advertising, trade secrets, unfair competition, data protection, social media rules, and related laws and governmental regulations. The firm regularly resolves disputes between employers and their employees and among partners relating to ownership of intellectual property, trade secrets and non-competition agreements.
Freedom of Information Laws
Mintz & Gold has extensive expertise in assisting clients with gaining access to records from local, state and federal governments under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C 552, and its state and local law equivalents. Mintz & Gold counsels its clients in making information requests that will withstand government resistance to disclosure. Mintz & Gold also provides assistance in preserving and pursuing administrative remedies, including appeals and related litigation, and prosecuting FOIA lawsuits in trial and appellate courts.