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|October 2, 2008 – Representing Music and Entertainment Clients|
Peter J. Strand concentrates his practice in entertainment, intellectual property and media law. He represents content providers and content creators including media companies, authors, songwriters, recording artists, musicians, television and film writers, independent record labels, independent film producers and documentarians, publishing companies, and production companies in various transactional and litigation matters in the entertainment industry. In addition to contract preparation, analysis and negotiation, Mr. Strand assists clients with organizing their business, protecting and enforcing their copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights, licensing or exploiting their creative works, acquiring and distributing content and selecting and securing product and service names and brands.
Mr. Strand is an adjunct professor of entertainment and music law at DePaul University College of Law. He also served as an adjunct, teaching entertainment law at Chicago Kent College of Law for 10 years and at Marquette University Law School.
Mr. Strand authored the chapter on online advertising in Online Law: The SPA’s Legal Guide to Doing Business on the Internet, the book written by members of the firm’s Information Technology Law Department. Released in April, 1996, Online Law was the first comprehensive, in-depth legal guide to electronic commerce.
Before practicing law, Mr. Strand was a full time musician and recorded two albums for RCA/Millennium Records.
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