Henry Self

Henry Self is an entertainment, media and intellectual property attorney with close to two decades of diverse experience representing musicians, actors, writers, directors, producers and other talent in a variety of transactional and litigation matters. His practice areas include contracts, rights of privacy and publicity, defamation, copyright and trademark law, among others.

He has authored several publications in his fields of expertise and taken part in precedent-setting published cases in both state and federal courts. He has also acted as a music supervisor and associate producer for numerous short and feature length motion pictures.

Mr. Self holds a juris doctor from the University of California Los Angeles, where he served as Articles Editor of the Entertainment Law Review. Prior to law school, he studied advertising and marketing at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

TRANSACTIONAL ENTERTAINMENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
  • Music Supervision, Licensing and Publishing
  • Film and Television Contracts
  • Idea Pitching and Project Shopping
  • Script Coverage and Clearance
  • Production Counsel
  • Live Performances, Concerts and Festivals
  • Event Promotions, Clubs and Nightlife
  • Copyright Registrations, Recordation and DMCA Notices
  • Trademark Registrations and USPTO Inter Partes Proceedings
ENTERTAINMENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION
  • Copyright Infringement, Fair Use and Public Domain
  • Idea Submission and Implied Contract Claims
  • Trademark Infringement and False Advertising Claims
  • Defamation (Libel and Slander)
  • Privacy Rights
  • Rights of Publicity
  • First Amendment
  • Anti-SLAPP
  • Talent Agencies Act & California Labor Commission Proceedings
  • Internet Domain Name Disputes and Cybersquatting
GENERAL BUSINESS LITIGATION
  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Torts, including, Fraud, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Constructive Fraud, Tortious Interference with Business Relations, Conversion, Unjust Enrichment and Professional Negligence
  • Unfair Competition and Business Practices
  • Trade Secrets
  • TRO, Injunction and Writ of Attachment Proceedings

REPORTED DECISIONS

PUBLICATIONS

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Panelist, “Trademark Bootcamp,” Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (October 24, 2013)
  • Speaker, “Trademark Protection in Cyberspace,” Los Angeles County Bar Association (May 16, 2013)
  • Speaker, “Music and Copyright,” Create:Fixate Arts Organization (January 8, 2006)

HONORS

  • National Team Member, Moot Court Honors Program
  • Recipient, Melville B. Nimmer Memorial Scholarship

AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, The Recording Academy
  • Member, Los Angeles Copyright Society
  • Member, Guild of Music Supervisors
  • Member, The California Copyright Conference
  • Member, California Lawyers for the Arts

ADMISSIONS

  • California (2002)
  • District of Columbia (2013)

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor (2002), School of Law, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Bachelor of Journalism (1999), University of Missouri, Columbia