context: I get emails from PR firms.
Donna Summer, the “Queen of Disco” famous for hits including “Last Dance”, “Love to Love You Baby” and “Bad Girl”, died early this morning after a long battle with cancer. Now that she has departed, questions will be raised regarding the intellectual property – the trademarks, copyrights, and the right of publicity – surrounding the songstress.
___________, an intellectual property attorney and partner with ________, is available to discuss the IP issues raised in light of Summer’s death. [He] represents the [name of a band that has pretty much nothing to do with Donna Summer] and he is a member of the Recording Academy. He can discuss the following:
Retention of rights to the intellectual property surrounding her name and likeness;
Trade marking of her name and why it’s so important;
The importance of having only one person control all of the IP related matters;
What happens with the rights to unreleased songs should any be discovered
Please let me know if you are interested in speaking with _________. I would be happy to schedule an interview. Thanks so much!