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Leon David Bass

About Leon Bass

About me

Leon Bass is the go-to intellectual property attorney and probably the most  established entertainment attorney in the region. Now in his 14th year of practice, Leon has built a solid reputation locally and nationally for his solid legal counsel in trademark, copyright, entertainment law, general business and real estate transactions as well as litigation in those arenas. Leon has been named a “Super Lawyer” rising star for the past two years and is a six-time winner of Corporate INTL’s “Law Firm of the year."


Leon is licensed in OHIO and the US VIRGIN ISLANDS.


LEON D. BASS has built a unique practice that blends a traditional corporate and business law practice with intellectual property to provide services tailored to support the unique needs of those artists, musicians, athletes and performers in the entertainment and arts fields as well as those in other industries.  Now in his 14th year of practice, Leon has built a solid reputation locally and nationally for his legal counsel in trademark, copyright, entertainment law, and general business transactions as well as litigation in those arenas. 


Mr. Bass has a proven track record counseling on intellectually property matters. He also routinely advises artists, music venues, promoters, record labels, publishers, photographers, and authors on intellectual property issues and frequently successfully defends copyright and trademark infringement actions.  A musician himself, Mr. Bass performs in the local Columbus band, Grassinine and is a founder of the annual “Music in the Round” event which benefits the Marafiki AIDS Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya.  Mr. Bass is also an adjunct Professor at Otterbein University, where he teaches a course in Music and Arts law.