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Bruce E. Colfin

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  1. Entertainment: 35%
    33 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
    33 years
  3. Trademark Application: 15%
  4. Trademark Infringement: 10%
  5. Other: 20%
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Bruce Colfin Law, PC.,

1178 Broadway
Suite 312 - THEFIRM(R)
New York, NY, 10001


NYCurrently registered 198203/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
InductionPhi Sigma Eta Honor Society, Five Towns College2003
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentBruce Colfin Law, PC2010 - Present
Associate ProfessorFive Towns College1999 - Present
PresidentJacobson & Colfin, PC.,1985 - 2010
President, Producer and DirectorLegalVision Inc1980 - 1985
Vice President, Producer and Personal ManagerUpswing Artists Management, Inc.,1978 - 1985
Producer and DirectorWhat's On1976 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Copyright Society of the U.S.A.N/A1990 - Present
American Bar Association, Section on Entertainment and Sports LawN/AN/A
New York State Bar Association,N/AN/A
Nassau County Bar Association, Sports, Entertainment, and Media Law CommitteePast ChairmanN/A
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, New York ChapterN/AN/A
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, NY ChapterN/AN/A
U S A HockeyN/AN/A
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, International Trademark Treaties and Laws CommitteePast ChairN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sado -v- Ellis -v- Israel & One Times Sq., 882 F. Supp 1401settled
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Publication nameTitleDate
Good Times Musicians DirectoryChoosing and Protecting a Band Name2011
New York Law JournalPhotography and the Law2009
THE FIRM ®Trademarks and Tradenames2008
Real Law@Virtual Space, 2nd Ed., by Drucker and GumpertMusic and the Internet: Some Thoughts From A Copyright Perspective (chapter)2005
THE FIRM ®Sound Recording Deals and Production Contracts2005
THE FIRM ®Indemnification Clauses1999
Entertainment Law & FinanceSell Through Bolsters Music Video Deals1991
Entertainment Law & FinanceNegotiating Music Video Agreements1991
Legalvision, Inc., Educational Video publisherEntertainment Law Videoprimer Series1982
European Intellectual Property ReviewFreedom of Expression: The Protection Afforded Dissident Authors’ RightsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
USA Hockey Coaches Education ProgramIce Hockey CoachCoaches Education Program H.S. Level 42009
New York Law SchoolLawJuris Doctor1980
City University of New York, Queens CollegeCommunications Arts and SciencesBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
LIVE Webinar - Lawline CLEMusic Publishing: From the Garage to Madison Square Garden2013
Touro Law School Entertainment, Sports and Media Law SocietyCareers in Entertainment Law2011
State University College of New York at OneontaLegal Issues in the Music Business2011
New York Society of Professional InventorsWhat You Need to Know about Licensing2011
Great Neck RotaryConfidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements2011
Music Business Legal IssuesRecording Agreements2009
Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (2008) International ConferenceThe Law School Option2008
Continuing Legal Education ProgramPractical Entertainment Law Issues for non entertainment lawyers2008
THE BUSINESS OF HIP HOPMusic rights, formation of business entities and Tradenames2007
Kingston Jamaica Music Business WorkshopMusic Business2006
Continuing Legal EducationEntertainment Law for Non-Entertainment Lawyers,2006
JAMPRO full day workshop Kingston JamaicaMusic Business Contracts2005