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Ian H. Gibson primarily handles matters in the areas of copyright, trademark, and entertainment law. He has represented a broad variety of clients including internationally known illustrators, prominent photographers, film production companies, musicians, and technology firms.

Prior to practicing law, Ian was a successful session musician and composer. He performed on a multitude of high profile projects including Emmy award-winning soundtracks, internationally broadcast live performances seen by tens of millions, and film and television productions under the direction of industry juggernauts such as Steven Spielberg and Jerry Bruckheimer. Furthermore, his performance credits stretch outside of the traditional mediums of film and television to include award-winning video game titles and new media projects for renowned technology luminaries such as Apple.

Ian's years of experience in the entertainment business extend well beyond the studio and stage. In early 2007 he founded LA Studio Tracks, LLC, a boutique music library company representing over fifty composers from seven different countries in an array of music licensing deals in major network, cable, and new media productions.

Ian's continued passion for the arts is evidenced by his involvement with ISM: A Community Project as a founding member of the Board of Directors. ISM is a non-profit organization dedicated to the artistic enrichment of our community through publishing an internationally distributed magazine, hosting creative installations and lectures, and through its interactive web presence. During his tenure with ISM, Ian has advised the organization in both fine art and digital media licensing and publishing matters.

Ian further supports the creative community by maintaining a blog dedicated to fostering the success of artists by sharing critical legal and business advice for free entitled "The Artists' Advocate" at


Copyright, trademark, and entertainment litigation.


Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
  2. Business: 25%
  3. Intellectual Property: 25%
  4. Entertainment: 25%

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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best U.S. Feature (Below The Beltway)Newport Beach Film Festival2010
Top TV Series (Survivor)ASCAP2008
Emmy - Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music (The Tudors)Academy of Television Arts and Sciences2007
Best Interactive Score - Need For Speed: Carbon (EA)Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.)2007
Excellence in Comedy (Rock Off)Berkeley Video & Film Festival2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Entertainment Law InstructorMusicians Institute2011 - Present
AttorneyOne LLP2009 - Present
Board of DirectorsISM: A Community Project2007 - Present
Founder/DirectorLA Studio Tracks LLC2007 - 2010
ComposerLandau Music Group, Inc.2003 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chapman University School of Law Alumni AssociationMember2010 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Production Music AssociationMember2009 - Present
Activist, Esq.Founding Member2009 - Present
Southern California Venture NetworkMember2007 - Present
MensaMember2006 - Present
USC Alumni AssociationMember2004 - Present
ASCAPWriter/Publisher2004 - Present
BMIWriter/Publisher2004 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chapman University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Chapman University School of LawLawCertificate in Entertainment and Sports Law2010
University of Southern California Law SchoolMusicBM2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
M.F.A. Seminar in Film and Television ProductionTalent Representation in Film and Television2008
Visions and Voices:The Conservatory as Exploratory2007