Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property (known as “IP”) refers to creations of the mind, such as literature, films, music, symbols, and images. Common areas in IP law where having a lawyer is helpful are registering copyrights and trademarks, licensing works to other parties, and enforcing your rights against others. Our attorneys have very specific education and practical experience dealing with intellectual property issues. Partner John “Jack” Spence has an LL.M. (Masters of Law) in Intellectual Property. Partner David Naples is a licensed and bonded talent agent in the State of Florida. This combination of specialized education and practical experience can give you the edge you need when it comes to protecting your intellectual property rights or enforcing them against an infringing party.

If you have questions about protecting your works, please do not hesitate to contact our office for a consultation.

Artist Management and Representation

Northeast Florida is booming with talent. Art lines the streets and galleries of the historic districts. Bars and restaurants come alive with local bands and performers. If you have aspirations of “making it big,” we want to sit down with you to see if we can help in anyway.

As mentioned above, our partners have specialized legal education and practical real-world experience when it comes to representing artists. Our office can provide services on an as-needed basis (for example, negotiating a licensing contract), as a whole (artist management), or something in between. Whatever your needs and goals are, we are here to listen and help as best we can. Jack and Dave currently provide artist management services through Ancient City Entertainment, LLC.