Media & Technology

Today’s market offers unprecedented challenges and opportunities. As media industries converge and new technologies develop daily, companies doing business in these areas need access to thorough, knowledgeable and reliable resources in order to stay competitive.

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi’s Media and Technology Group offers a wide variety of services to both vendors and users of technology and media-related services, calling on the strength and experience of a dedicated team of attorneys to provide insightful, timely and efficient legal counsel. Recently, the Group was awarded the 2014 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award for "Media Law Firm of the Year in New York."

We regularly advise multinational corporations, information and data providers, advertising agencies, software vendors, publishing companies, entertainment companies, computer game developers, Internet ventures, financial institutions, health care organizations and others.

Our extensive range of media and technology capabilities includes representing clients with respect to:

Advertising and Media
  • Marketing and services agreements
  • Trademark and copyright counsel, including searches and filings
  • Regulatory requirements
  • New products and new media
  • Agreements with respect to insert media, both Internet and print
  • Data marketing
  • Linking and co-branding agreements
  • Online advertising transactions
Data Developers and Providers
  • Index development, licensing and protection
  • New product development
  • Content licensing agreements
  • Distribution and protection of data, including distribution directly to end users and through resellers
  • Standard vendor forms
  • Agreements to establish alliances and ventures to develop indices and other intellectual property

Outsourcing and ASP
  • Outsourcing and ASP arrangements, such as those for developing and calculating data, payroll and billing, record management and imaging services, online meeting services and resource management services

Software and Technology
  • Software licensing agreements
  • Reseller transactions
  • Software development agreements
  • Licensing and intellectual property protection
  • Copyright, trademark and patent counseling, prosecution and filing

Data, Content, Publishing and Education
  • Content licensing, linking and co-branding arrangements
  • Editor, contributor, design and layout agreements
  • Joint marketing and development of online products
  • Strategic alliances and content development

  • Data processing systems, including software license agreements and consulting agreements
  • Web sites and Internet marketing and advertising
  • Product development and joint ventures with third parties
  • Private label transactions and other distribution and manufacturing arrangements

Financial Institutions
  • Software licenses, outsourcing arrangements, check processing, security agreements and other technology transactions
  • Development and maintenance of online brokerage services

Web Site Development and Privacy
  • Compliance issues with respect to Gramm-Leach-Bliley and HIPAA
  • Privacy policies for Internet sites, including European Union privacy requirements and COPPA, sweepstakes and contest regulations
  • Web site development agreements