Entertainment Industry Licenses and Bankruptcy

Overview


Timothy Walsh, Gregory Kopacz and Darren Azman wrote this bylined article to discuss effective strategies for entertainment industry licensees and licensors when their license counterparties enter bankruptcy. The authors analyzed the many uncertainties that arise in a bankruptcy situation, including for the debtor, and provide ways to mitigate the risks – adding in conclusion that “given the discrepancies in recent court decisions and the ever-changing landscape, a licensor or licensee seeking bankruptcy protection should carefully consider the jurisdiction in which it files.”

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