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Media & Entertainment

Winston & Strawn’s media and entertainment practice is an interdisciplinary team of litigators and transactional attorneys advising some of the world’s most prominent media, entertainment, and communications companies.

We are on the forefront of some of the most important and challenging copyright and trademark cases for new media, online entertainment, e-commerce, technology, and Internet-based consumer products companies. Our attorneys have won a series of landmark victories in bet-the-company cases that are shaping the law governing media and emerging technology in the entertainment industry. We also handle complex patent disputes for technology pioneers in digital media distribution, the Internet, anti-piracy and copy protection, data and analytics, and gaming.

In addition to our IP capabilities, Winston is one of the few large law firms in the country with a practice group dedicated to advertising and marketing law. We have extensive experience in advertising and promotional matters for national advertisers, advertising agencies, and promotional firms.

In the areas of media finance, private equity, and M&A, our attorneys have handled transactions involving major and independent studios and private equity firms in the global media and entertainment sector. We have been at the forfront of major studio feature film finance, as well as structured financing of television programming. Our experience in screened entertainment includes recent deals in both the U.S. and Europe.

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