LanCarte Law

Practice Areas


Music & Entertainment

While world of show business is not always glitz and glamor when creativity  and commerce meet, LanCarte Law is dedicated to ensuring our client’s best interests are represented in any agreement or transaction. ​

Our services include counseling, drafting, and litigating various entertainment agreements such as:

  • Licensing Agreements;
  • Literary Contracts;
  • Work-for-Hire Agreements;
  • Recording Contracts;
  • Publishing Contracts;
  • Publicity Agreements;
  • Distribution Agreements;
  • Live Performance Contracts;
  • Management Contracts; and 
  • Band Agreements.



The US Copyright Act protects original works of authorship that are fixed  in tangible form. Works of authorship include: literary works; musical  works; dramatic works; pantomimes and choreographic works; pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works; motion pictures and other audiovisual works; sound recordings; and architectural works.

The owner of copyright has exclusive rights, which include: the right  to reproduce, to prepare derivative works, to distribute copies, to  publicly perform, and to publicly display the work. 

Although copyright exists at the moment of creation, registering works  as early as possible with the Library of Congress through the U.S.  Copyright Office is important because registration is a legal  prerequisite to filing a copyright infringement suit in Federal Court  and for the recovery of certain remedies under the Copyright Act. 

LanCarte Law understands the value that owners of copyright works hold. We are dedicated to helping our clients register and protect those works against infringement.



A trademark or service mark is any word, name, symbol, color, sound, or device, or any combination thereof, used by a person  in commerce to  identify and distinguish his or her goods or services from those  manufactured or sold by competitors. 

A trademark owner can protect and further enforce its rights to a trademark through registration. Trademarks can be registered at the  federal level with the United State Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)  or may also be registered at the State level with the Secretary of State. Registering with the USPTO affords greater geographic protection than registering with a State.  

Benefits of registering your mark trademark with USPTO:

  • Legally presumed the owner of the mark;
  • Exclusive right to use the mark throughout the US and its territories;
  • Puts the public on notice of ownership of the mark;
  • Mark is listed on the USPTO database;
  • Record registration with US Custom and Boarder Protection;
  • Right to bring legal action concerning mark in federal court;
  • Right to use the ® symbol; and
  • May use registration as a basis for foreign filing. 

LanCarte Law's services include: 

  • Trademark Search; 
  • Trademark Registration; and 
  • Trademark Enforcement. 


Trade Secrets

A trade secret generally refers to information that derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally know to, and is not readily ascertainable to other persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure or use. It is protected so long as it  remains a secret.

If  you believe that your trade secret rights have been infringed, you should engage appropriate legal representation immediately. 


Business Formations

Starting a business involves strategic planning. One of the most important and  critical steps for any entrepreneur is choosing an entity that will provide an appropriate structure to ensure the business’s stability and success. 

Whether you are looking to form, restructure, or terminate a partnership, limited liability company, or corporation, LanCarte Law is dedicated to helping  entrepreneurs and business owners like you achieve their goals. 



Chase LanCarte is a qualified mediator. He works relentlessly to bridge gaps between parties in effort to resolve their legal disputes. 

To schedule Chase for a mediation, please contact our office.

General Disclaimer

The information you obtain from this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. There are no two cases that are the same. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We welcome the opportunity to serve you. Simply contacting an attorney does not create an attorney-client relationship.