Matthew’s entertainment practice emphasizes the selection, adoption, and use of trademarks, domestic and international trademark prosecution and enforcement, and trademark portfolio management. He has assisted clients with brand development and protection and enforcement in over 100 countries. Matthew has worked on numerous high profile matters for entertainment clients including the launch of several US television networks and the global rebranding of numerous television networks. Matthew has also overseen successful enforcement actions for clients, including the seizure and destruction of over 25,000 items from a former licensee.
Matthew also advises consumer products and electronics companies on intellectual property and regulatory matters. Matthew manages the international intellectual licensing for the consumer products and branded entertainment and adventure group of a large entertainment company.
Matthew is responsible for conducting trademark clearance and advising on branding for a large consumer electronics and appliances manufacturer. Matthew’s work with this client has expanded to include reviewing their advertisements in all print and online media including television, radio. He also has experience in internet sub-areas including banner, mobile, and keyword advertising for FTC regulations and guidelines, as well as state and other regulatory laws.
Matthew counsels clients on wide variety of issues regarding developments in and compliance with laws regarding Internet and e-commerce, including payment systems and consumer financial regulatory compliance. Matthew also advises clients on compliance with laws and regulations related to credit cards, debit cards, stored value cards, and electronic payments and transfers. Matthew also works with clients to develop e-commerce structures for consumers, including electronic contracts, electronic disclosures, and electronic signatures.
Matthew regularly works with clients to ensure compliance with financial privacy, privacy, and data security laws and regulations. Matthew also works with clients on the drafting and implementation of their privacy policies to ensure compliance with international, federal and state regulatory laws and guidelines.