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Author: Larry Zerner

Hollywood Reporter and New York Times Articles on Obama Trademark Case Against My Client

By September 5, 2019 Posted in General

The Hollywood Reporter and New York Times wrote articles about the wrongful trademark filing done by Barack Obama’s company, Higher Ground Productions, against my client, Hanisya Massey.  You can read the articles here and here. 

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Larry Zerner Interview with the Northwest Florida Daily News

By March 22, 2019 Posted in General

I was interviewed by the Northwest Florida Daily News about the ongoing copyright infringement lawsuit over the rights to the Friday the 13th film franchise, as well as my own past history with the movies.  You can read it here

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Do I Have To Wait Until I Get My Copyright Certificate Before Sending Out My Script?

By March 15, 2019 Posted in Copyright

You may have heard that last week the Supreme Court ruled that in order to file a lawsuit for copyright infringement, the copyright owner must first receive the copyright registration certificate (or receive a rejection notice from the Copyright Office).  As a result, people have asked me, “Larry, does that […]

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Things You Must Do When You Get An Entertainment Contract (Besides Give It To Your Lawyer)

By February 19, 2019 Posted in Copyright

Congratulations!  You have been given an entertainment contract.  Whether, it’s because a producer is optioning your new script, a record company has given you a 7-album deal, or a network is signing you up for a pilot (and six seasons of a series if the pilot is picked up), you […]

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