Charles H. Googe Jr.
Charles H. Googe Jr.
Chuck Googe is the head of the Intellectual Property Group of the Corporate Department and the Chair of the firm's Entertainment Department.
The Intellectual Property Group he
leads focuses on all aspects of intellectual property, including copyright, trademark and patent.
has special expertise in all forms of transactional work involving intellectual property and technology, licensing, due diligence, IP joint ventures, developing and implementing prosecution strategies, IP audits and other intellectual property counseling.
He has specific experience in software, information technology and entertainment content development, acquisition and distribution over the Internet and other media.
Chuck's experience covers a broad range of industries, intellectual property specialties and deal sizes.
In addition to working closely with our most experienced lawyers in mergers and acquisitions, finance, tax, communications, antitrust, litigation and bankruptcy on structuring the intellectual property aspects of some of the firm's most sophisticated transactions, he
has also represented many medium-sized and even start-up enterprises in connection with their intellectual property needs.
As Chair of the Entertainment Department, Chuck also focuses on the representation of individuals and companies involved in all aspects of the entertainment industry, including film, television, publishing, music, new media and live stage.
More specifically, his
film experience covers clients in the independent film world as well as producers, writers, directors and film editors working with major Hollywood studios.
represents record labels as well as several popular recording artists, stage producers, institutional theaters, authors, composer/lyricists, directors, choreographers and designers.
has also been a key player in several notable transactions in the publishing industry.
Chuck served as a senior editor of the Columbia Law Review . He is recognized as a "Band 1" media and entertainment lawyer in Chambers 2013, and sources say: "He is one of the top people in the field - one of the best lawyers around.