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Los Angeles Photography Lawyer  

Axis Legal Counsel provides strong and affordable
legal representation for Photography clients.

Finding the right photography lawyer is important for photographers and clients in the photography industry no matter what nature of genre.  We have represented numerous photographers and models in a wide variety of photography legal matters.

If you need an experienced photography lawyer to help with your photography startup, project, or other photography industry needs, contact AXIS Legal Counsel today at (213) 403-0100 or [email protected]. Call us for a free consultation and speak with a Los Angeles Photography Law Attorney.


► Who We Represent

Axis can assist numerous types of photography industry clients involved in and connected with the photography industry. In photography, there are a number of types of players and professionals:

  • Photographers
  • Fashion Photography
  • Editorial Photography
  • Sports Photography
  • Family & Wedding Photography
  • Travel & Leisure Photography
  • Food / Beverage Photographers
  • Photo studios
  • Models
  • Stock sales companies
  • Photography rental companies
  • Photography businesses

► Photography Law and Industry Practice Areas

We serve clients involved with the Photography industry with a variety of legal matters. Whether it involves contract negotiations, entity formation, compliance with laws and regulations,  licensing, copyright/trademark matters, consulting, strategic advice, financings, consignments, exhibitions, or related matters, Axis offers high-quality legal representation to Photography industry clients.




Photography Law Contracts and Transactions

Axis represents clients, including photography creatives,  in a wide variety of agreements, deals, and transactions. For Photography law clients, the most common Photography law contracts and transactions include the following:

  • Photography agreements
  • Photography Licensing
  • Commission agreements
  • Consignment agreements
  • Gallery agreements
  • Gallery showings
  • Exhibition agreements
  • Museum agreements
  • Museum rights
  • Merchandise Agreements
  • New media
  • Option agreements
  • Resale royalties
  • Sales and purchases
  • Sales agreements
  • Unfair competition
  • Visual artist statutory rights



 Intellectual Property & Licensing

Axis assists clients with a wide variety of intellectual property and licensing matters, ranging across copyright, trademark, trade secret, licensing, confidentiality, and related matters. For Photography industry clients, the most common issues are as follows:

  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Counterfeiting
  • Copyrights
  • Copyright Assignments
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Intellectual Property Assignment
  • Licensing Contracts
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Licensing Deals
  • Piracy
  • Trademarks
  • Trademark Disputes
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Trademark Registrations


 Disputes, Lawsuits, and Litigation

Axis also represents clients in a wide range of disputes, lawsuits, and litigation, ranging multiple practice areas. For photography professionals, the most common types of disputes and claims that arise in controversies include:

  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Infringement
  • Breaches of contract
  • Misuse of likeness / name / identity
  • Unfair competition
  • Invasions of privacy
  • Non-payment of debts or money for services rendered


What Does an Photography Lawyer Do?  

Photography law is at the center of the unique intersection between creativity and the legal process.  Photographers and buyers involved with the creation, preservation, commission, and sales of Photography are often faced with legal issues and the laws that govern the world of Photography .  Expertise in Photography  and Photography law is a must when selecting an photography firm to assist with the matters.   Our  Photography Law Practice provides experienced, reliable, and multi-disciplinary approach to photography law matters regardless of the client or size of the engagement.

If you need an experienced Photography attorney, contact us for a free consultation and speak with an Photography lawyer.


Entertainment FAQs

Our FAQs answer the most common issues faced by entertainment clients.

We have an extensive FAQ Library that covers the most common questions we get from entertainment clients, as well as FAQs on recent changes in law.

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Our Awards and Accolades

Our talented legal counsel has  consistently been recognized for excellence in legal services, and has been rated or ranked by Avvo, SuperLawyers, Euromoney’s Definitive Guide to Leading Litigation Lawyers & Law Firms, Los Angeles Magazine, and others.

  • Superlawyers – Rising Stars (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020) – Top 2.5% of Attorneys in the State
  • “Superb” Rated by (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • “Top Attorneys – Los Angeles Magazine (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Recognized as one of the Global 100 Lawyers in Business Law (2017)
  • “Business Law Firm of the Year” – ACQ/Intertrust Magazine (2016)
  • “Top Business Law Firm” – Finance Monthly Magazine (2016)
  • “Superb” Rated by (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Lawyers of Distinction (2016)
  • “Up and Coming Attorneys” (2010)
  • Euromoney’s Definitive Guide to Leading Lawyers and Firms (2009)

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► Serving Clients Nationwide and in 22+ Countries Internationally

We represent clients throughout the U.S. and in 22+ countries internationally.



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