Various creative industries have grown, morphed, and changed in the last twenty years. This program will discuss the intellectual property underpinnings that are crucial in creating and maintaining income streams, the impact of the latest technology, and how written works, music, streaming services, film/ TV, eSports, and social media influencers all intersect in many junctions.
The program, taught by Entertainment and Intellectual Property practitioner Ron Bienstock, will also cover the current trends and the future of creative enterprises on a domestic and global level.
This program will benefit those new to the entertainment field as well as those experienced practitioners who are looking to broaden their horizons.
Ron has been practicing as an entertainment and IP practitioner for thirty -seven years, over the years his clients have included Dream Theater, Liquid tension Experiment, Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree, Living Colour, Beth Hart, King Crimson, Simple Plan, Haken, Mountain, Leslie West, Billy Joel, Joe Satriani, Winger, Darryl Jones, Steve Morse , Stryper, Hawa, Shawn Patterson, Greg Phillinganes, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Cannibal Corpse amongst many other artists. In addition, he represents songwriters, publishers, producers , production companies, and distributors. In the music instrument field Ron represents Peavey, Sadowsky Guitars, Collings Guitars, Dean Guitars, ESP Guitars , Schecter Guitars, Framus/ Warwick, WD Music Products, Kala, Cannonball Musical Instruments, DiMarzio, EMG, JHS , Aguilar, JodyJazz, also amongst many others. As a performing and recording musician, Ron has performed extensively with various major recording artists. He co-founded “The Suits” and has appeared on Conan O’Brien and CNBC, and has performed on bills with many top-tier bands including the Spin Doctors, Blues Traveler, Eric Burden and the Animals , the Doobie Brothers , Foreigner and Billy Joel. He presently records and performs, with former Renaissance guitarist, Ryche Chlanda in Ryche Chlanda and Flying Dreams. They have released two LP’s on Sony / The Orchard / TransGlobal Records.
Ronald S. “Ron” Bienstock, attorney and musician, joined Scarinci Hollenbeck after running his successful boutique entertainment and intellectual property law firm, Bienstock & Michael, LLC for 30 years. A corporate, entertainment, and intellectual property practitioner. As one of the most influential lawyers in the music business, Ron has a lifetime of accomplishments in the legal entertainment industry, on the stage, and in the studio. Among his many landmark wins was a victory against Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Representing 17 guitar manufacturers in the trademark opposition proceeding against Fender, Ron successfully argued that Fender should not be allowed trademark registrations to their three key guitar and bass body shapes. Ron is adjunct at NYU and frequently guest lectures at various law schools and universities.
NY, NJ, WA