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Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
28 LIBERTY STREET
New York NY 10005
NEW YORK
United States
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Work Department

Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations and Sports

Position

Partner

Career

Christopher R. Chase is a partner at Frankfurt Kurnit where he practices intellectual property, advertising, sports, and entertainment law.

He counsels entities and individuals in the advertising and entertainment industries on all aspects of their businesses, including rights clearance (such as copyright, trademark, and rights of publicity), regulatory matters, and risk assessment. He structures and negotiates creative services agreements, commercial production agreements, brand and celebrity licensing agreements, sponsorship and event promotion agreements, celebrity talent and on-camera agreements, content distribution agreements, media agreements, and content releases and licenses. He also counsels clients regarding potential and actual litigations arising out of commercials, print advertisements, sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions, magazines, films, television productions, and websites. Further, he has vast experience addressing music issues, including structuring and negotiating master use and sync licenses for commercials, video games, television productions, and films, music distribution agreements, artist/band services, appearance, and promotion agreements, and concert sponsorships.

Additionally, he works with numerous clients in the sports industry, including counseling major sports leagues on branded entertainment, intellectual property, and promotional matters; advising both sponsors and properties on the structure and negotiation of sponsorship and endorsement arrangements; counseling agency clients that activate sponsors’ marketing campaigns; advising major sports apparel, footwear and fitness companies on marketing campaigns and IP matters; and advising soccer players on transfer agreements. Mr. Chase has been quoted in Sports Business JournalThe New York TimesThe Washington PostUSA Today, and The Associated Press on various legal issues and is a founder of the firm’s Sports Law Group.

Mr. Chase’s practice also includes counseling entertainment, advertising, sports, media, and fashion industry clients on the clearance, selection, maintenance, and enforcement of trademarks worldwide, as well as prosecuting trademark applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and participating in actions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Mr. Chase is also an accomplished author. His publications include “To Shred or Not To Shred: Document Destruction Policies and the Federal Obstruction of Justice Statutes,” which was cited by Chief Justice Rehnquist in the Supreme Court’s seminal Arthur Andersen v. United States decision (544 U.S. 696 (2005)), “A Moral Dilemma: Morals Clauses in Endorsement Contracts”, which appeared in Sports Litigation Alert (Volume 6, Issue 6, April 10, 2009), and “Fighting for What’s Left of Exclusivity: Strategies To Protect the Exclusivity of Sponsors in the Sports Industry,” which appeared in the August 2010 issue of the Journal of Sponsorship. Mr. Chase is an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law and the Parsons New School of Design. He is admitted to practice in New York.

Memberships

Mr. Chase is a member of the Sports Lawyers Association, the International Trademark Association, and the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. He is currently a member of LawInSport’s North American Editorial Board and was a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Sponsorship.

Education

University of North Carolina (BA, 1999)

The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law (JD, magna cum laude, 2002)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Advertising and marketing: transactional and regulatory

(Leading lawyers)

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Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC particularly stands out in the advertising and marketing sphere. Its well-known team of regularly works with brands looking for traditional advertising advice, including production, media marketing and influencer agreements, unions and contracts matters, FTC and FCC enforcement,  as well as assistance on innovative matters spanning from adtech and AI to blockchain and NFTs. In New York, Terri Seligman, a ‘leading attorney in the advertising space’, manages a deep bench of lawyers including Brian Murphy, who is praised as ‘an encyclopedia of legal knowledge in all things entertainment and advertising law‘. Hannah Taylor also stands out for leading on numerous matters and is described as ‘a trusted resource for advertising and marketing transactional work’. ‘Exceptional’ IP lawyer Rayna Lopyan, sports and entertainment expert Christopher Chase and managing partner and chairman of the global advertising lawyers alliance Jeffrey Greenbaum are also noted.