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Anthony R. Lopez

Attorney Anthony R. Lopez has spent more than two decades developing a long list of international and domestic clients, involved in the mainstream of the entertainment industry, as well as in the areas of Latin artists and music.

Mr. Lopez specializes in representing both domestically and internationally recording artists, record labels, music publishers, composers, talent management, producers and concert touring companies. Mr. Lopez has exten­sive experience in drafting and negotiating recording, produc­tion, publishing, distribution, pressing & manufacturing, licens­ing, soundtrack, television, master usage, synchronization, composer, clearance, artist tour, concert tour, merchandising, venue and joint venture agreements, in domestic and international territories, along with forensic royalty audits.

In representing his international entertainment clients Mr. Lopez has obtained and secured agreement with major multinational companies including, but no limited to, Universal Music Group, including their labels, Univision Music Group, Fonovisa, and Disa along with EMI Music, Sony Music, Warner Music, and Venemusic.

In addition to a successful international entertainment and intellectual property practice, Mr. Lopez has an active litigation practice in the fields of copyright and trade-name infringement, sound recording piracy, unfair competition and royalty accountings and audits trial of international intellectual property disputes.

Mr. Lopez has participated as a guest speaker at the UCLA - Hispanic Market and Latin Talent in the Record Industry Course. In addition, Mr. Lopez has been a panelist at numerous industry conference, including, Billboard Latin Music Conference, the National Song Writers Association Conference, Song Writers Guild Conference, MIDEM- Americas Law Center, the Latin Alternative Music Conference and the Latin Heat Conference.

Mr. Lopez is admitted to practice law in California. Mr. Lopes has also been admitted to the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1990, United States District Court, Central District of California, 1990, Untied States District Court, Southern District of California, 1998 and United States District Court, Northern District of California, 2012. Mr. Lopez has appeared Pro Hac Vice in United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, United States District Court, Untied States District Court, Southern District of Iowa, United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida and United States District Court, District of Arizona.

Copyright / Breach of Contract / Royalties Accounting Cases (examples):

2007-CV-01628 Fonovisa v. A.F.G. Sigma

Defendant – Breach of Contract and royalty accounting for all digital electronic rights, including but not limited to digital electronic music distribution, wireless and mobile communication devices, fixed line communications devices or other communications or transmission technology now known or hereinafter devised without limitation applications involving the transmission, distribution, making available by way of download or streaming or use in ringtones, ring back tones, alert tones, so-called "speechtones", games, so-called wallpapers or screensavers

2007-CV-02709 Cintas v. Sony BMG Music

Plaintiff - Copyright infringement action and royalty accounting for all digital electronic rights, including but not limited to digital electronic music distribution, wireless and mobile communication devices, fixed line communications devices or other communications or transmission technology now known or hereinafter devised without limitation applications involving the transmission, distribution, making available by way of download or streaming or use in ringtones, ring back tones, alert tones, so-called "speechtones", games, so-called wallpapers or screensavers

2008-CV-05992 Estrada v. Toyota, Universal Music Group

Copyright infringement and royalty accounting for all digital electronic rights, including but not limited to digital electronic music distribution, wireless and mobile communication devices, fixed line communications devices or other communications or transmission technology now known or hereinafter devised without limitation applications involving the transmission, distribution, making available by way of download or streaming or use in ringtones, ring back tones, alert tones, so-called "speechtones", games, so-called wallpapers or screensavers

2009-CV-06866 Garza v. Universal Music Group, et al

Defendant - Copyright infringement action and royalty accounting for all digital electronic rights, including but not limited to digital electronic music distribution, wireless and mobile communication devices, fixed line communications devices or other communications or transmission technology now known or hereinafter devised without limitation applications involving the transmission, distribution, making available by way of download or streaming or use in ringtones, ring back tones, alert tones, so-called "speechtones", games, so-called wallpapers or screensavers

2010-CV-01699 Disco MM v. Universal Music Group

Plaintiff - Inference with Contract action and gross sales accounting for all digital electronic rights, including but not limited to digital electronic music distribution, wireless and mobile communication devices, fixed line communications devices or other communications or transmission technology now known or hereinafter devised without limitation applications involving the transmission, distribution, making available by way of download or streaming or use in ringtones, ring back tones, alert tones, so-called "speechtones", games, so-called wallpapers or screensavers.

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