Eric P. Bergner

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Eric P. Bergner is Chair of Moses & Singer's Intellectual Property Group and its related sub-groups, Entertainment and Sports, Internet/Technology, Promotions Law and Advertising. He is Co-Chair of the Global Outsourcing and Procurement and Privacy and Cybersecurity groups.  His client base centers on the entertainment, publishing and sports industries, notably the National Hockey League and New York Media (publisher of New York Magazine).

Eric guides clients on strategies aimed at exploiting and monetizing their content in various types of media – including electronic forms, such as online and mobile, and traditional forms, such as print and television. He assists clients in producing, developing, licensing and distributing the content for use in all venues and social media.

Having worked on numerous agreements for the development and distribution of apps on mobile devices and smart TVs, Eric has an in-depth understanding of the application development space as well as the software and technology areas.

Eric has extensive experience helping clients to produce live events. This includes drafting and negotiating agreements pertaining to venue licensing, advertising and sponsorship sales, concession sales and live performances by talent.

With respect to the television, motion picture and music industries, Eric serves clients in selling and acquiring rights to formats, life stories, screenplays, music and other properties for use in audiovisual works, as well as drafting and negotiating talent and production agreements. He also handles matters affecting the distribution of programming such as domestic syndication and international distribution agreements.

Within the advertising industry, Eric’s experience includes drafted and negotiated media buying and planning agreements, creative production agreements, market research agreements (for both custom and syndicated research), and barter agreements.

Eric regularly guides clients through the complexities involved in protecting their intellectual property. He is responsible for a number of trademark programs (domestic and international), and prepares and files copyright registration applications. Eric also advises on and implements strategies to stop the unauthorized use of his clients’ IP.

Presentations
  • "Back to Reality: Internet Law" City Bar Center for Continuing Legal Education, December 2001
  • "Beyond Domain Names: So, You Want To Be A New Media Lawyer?" City Bar Center for Continuing Legal Education, November 2000
  • 'I Love It. Do We Really Have to Clear It?': The Use Of Third-Party Copyrights and Trademarks in Online and Offline Advertising" The 8th National Advanced Forum for Advertising Law, American Conference Institute, November 2001
  • "The Right of Publicity in the New Millennium" Music Law & Business, CLE International, October 2000
Professional Affiliations
  • Copyright Society of the USA
  • New York State Bar Association (Member, Entertainment and Sports Sections)
  • Independent Feature Project
  • Trademark and Unfair Competition Committee of the New York City Bar Association
Biography

Eric P. Bergner is Chair of Moses & Singer's Intellectual Property Group and its related sub-groups, Entertainment and Sports, Internet/Technology, Promotions Law and Advertising. He is Co-Chair of the Global Outsourcing and Procurement and Privacy and Cybersecurity groups.  His client base centers on the entertainment, publishing and sports industries, notably the National Hockey League and New York Media (publisher of New York Magazine).

Eric guides clients on strategies aimed at exploiting and monetizing their content in various types of media – including electronic forms, such as online and mobile, and traditional forms, such as print and television. He assists clients in producing, developing, licensing and distributing the content for use in all venues and social media.

Having worked on numerous agreements for the development and distribution of apps on mobile devices and smart TVs, Eric has an in-depth understanding of the application development space as well as the software and technology areas.

Eric has extensive experience helping clients to produce live events. This includes drafting and negotiating agreements pertaining to venue licensing, advertising and sponsorship sales, concession sales and live performances by talent.

With respect to the television, motion picture and music industries, Eric serves clients in selling and acquiring rights to formats, life stories, screenplays, music and other properties for use in audiovisual works, as well as drafting and negotiating talent and production agreements. He also handles matters affecting the distribution of programming such as domestic syndication and international distribution agreements.

Within the advertising industry, Eric’s experience includes drafted and negotiated media buying and planning agreements, creative production agreements, market research agreements (for both custom and syndicated research), and barter agreements.

Eric regularly guides clients through the complexities involved in protecting their intellectual property. He is responsible for a number of trademark programs (domestic and international), and prepares and files copyright registration applications. Eric also advises on and implements strategies to stop the unauthorized use of his clients’ IP.

Presentations
  • "Back to Reality: Internet Law" City Bar Center for Continuing Legal Education, December 2001
  • "Beyond Domain Names: So, You Want To Be A New Media Lawyer?" City Bar Center for Continuing Legal Education, November 2000
  • 'I Love It. Do We Really Have to Clear It?': The Use Of Third-Party Copyrights and Trademarks in Online and Offline Advertising" The 8th National Advanced Forum for Advertising Law, American Conference Institute, November 2001
  • "The Right of Publicity in the New Millennium" Music Law & Business, CLE International, October 2000
Professional Affiliations
  • Copyright Society of the USA
  • New York State Bar Association (Member, Entertainment and Sports Sections)
  • Independent Feature Project
  • Trademark and Unfair Competition Committee of the New York City Bar Association
Education
  • New York University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Vassar College (A.B.)
Bar/Court Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York