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The entertainment world is exciting, stimulating and potentially litigious

The entertainment world is exciting,
stimulating...and potentially litigious.

larry-zernerNo matter what your role in or around the entertainment industry — whether you’re in front of the camera, behind it, creating the next blockbuster or writing the Great American Novel — you know that the balance between success and disappointment can be delicate at best.

Welcome to The Law Office of Larry Zerner, a Los Angeles, California law firm specializing in entertainment law and related litigation with an emphasis on copyright infringement, trademark infringement, copyright registration, trademark registration, litigating copyright and trademark matters... and, most of all, on giving clients the legal representation and personal attention they deserve.

An entertainment lawyer with entertainment industry experience. Starting out as an actor before going on to earn his law degree, firm principal Larry Zerner knows the entertainment industry firsthand and he appreciates the intricacies of entertainment law. His work as a top copyright lawyer has led to outstanding results for his clients. 

For clients, this first-hand knowledge translates to personal attention and entertainment law expertise rooted in real-world experience. As a copyright lawyer, Larry is known for helping clients tackle issues and potential problems before they get out of hand. Larry is a top-tier entertainment lawyer, a “real guy” who gets the job done in a way that is efficient, never intimidating and always in your best interest. And Larry will always keep the client’s needs and desires paramount, giving the best care possible.

Hands-on and on-hand. Drawing on his extensive entertainment law experience, Larry is known for developing creative legal solutions customized to his clients’ needs. Handling both transactional and litigation work, he is highly sought after as legal counsel in the following areas:

  • Copyright infringement law suits
  • Entertainment-related contracts, including:
    • Screenplay option agreements
    • Screenplay purchase agreements
    • Actor agreements for movies
    • Actor agreements with agents or managers
    • Collaboration agreements for more than one writer
    • Producer agreements
  • Trademark registrations
  • Trademark-related contracts
  • Trademark assignments
  • Manuscript vetting
  • Right-of-publicity litigation


    I have known Larry Zerner for over 20 years and he has handled numerous trademarks for us. He has also skillfully orchestrated the sale of trade names and handled a variety of other business matters for us with care and conscientiousness. I recommend him highly for his professionalism, promptness, effectiveness and most important to me, honest.

    Karen Mandell, Kiss Me In The Garden, Inc.

    I have worked with Larry Zerner now for several years and have found his work to be uniformly excellent. He has been a great pleasure to work with and I would heartily recommend him to anyone seeking help with their IP issues.

    Garry Schyman - Film and Video Game Composer

    Larry Zerner has been of immense service to our legal copyright and contract needs as a publisher of popular books. We are very impressed by his highly professional and successful work as an Attorney for us. Thank you, Larry!

    Michael Miller, CEO of New Falcon Publications

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July 11, 2015 - COMIC-CON

In February, Larry was re-elected as Co-Chair of the California Society of Entertainment Lawyers.

On February 5, 2015, Larry argued before the 9th Circuit Ct. of Appeals in the case DC Comics v. Mark Towle on the issue of whether the Batmobile is protected under U.S. Copyright Law.  You can watch the oral argument here

Larry has a new Blog about copyright matters. Check out "Copyrights and Wrongs"

Larry was named as one of the "Top 10 Music Law Resources on Twitter."



Contact Larry Zerner, a top Los Angeles copyright, trademark
and entertainment law and litigation attorney.

Copyright Law
- Registration
- Litigation
Trademark Law
- Registration
- Litigation
Entertainment Law
- Contracts
- Litigation
Intellectual Property Litigation
- Registration
- Litigation

Larry Zerner

1801 Century Park East
Suite #2400
Los Angeles, CA  90067
Phone: 310.773.3623
Fax: 310.634.1256

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