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Ms. Cheryl L. Hodgson

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Founder

Hodgson Legal
100 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 950
Santa Monica, California 90401
United States

 
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Education

  • B.A.
    Louisiana Tech University
  • J.D.
    University of Denver College of Law
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About Hodgson Legal - Hodgson Legal Hodgson Legal
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Guided by attorney Cheryl Hodgson, Hodgson Legal serves as General Counsel and trusted advisor, guiding a wide variety of clients committed to increasing business value by growing and protecting strong, well-managed intangible assets. The core value of the firm is providing thought leadership necessary to drive relevant, ethical, expert counsel for clients in an ever changing business environment. Our mission is to inform and educate, while leading entrepreneurs and brand owners proactively into the world of ecommerce with a bottom line, results oriented approach.
THE FOUNDER Cheryl Hodgson offers a unique combination of legal expertise and practical business experience based upon years of experience in the music industry at a manager, agent, and music publisher. Expert in litigation of matters pertaining to contractual disputes, artist rights, trademarks, copyrights, Cheryl uses her courtroom expertise not only as a litigator but as a mediator in cases involving trademarks copyrights and entertainment related matters. Years in the courtroom provide her clients with strong advocacy for in business transactions, calculated to seal the deal, while minimizing future risks.
Hodgson has been certified for arbitration and mediation of Intellectual Property Disputes and Advanced Workshops for the Uniform Resolution of Domain Disputes at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. She is licensed in California, New York, and Tennessee and has served as Professor of Music Law at Loyola University School of Law.
Cheryl serves on the Board and is Past President of the California Copyright Conference. Cheryl is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), Los Angeles Copyright Society, and the Intellectual Property Section of the California State Bar.
Cheryl Hodgson is the founder of Hodgson Legal and an entrepreneur in her own right, founding the successful online publication BrandAide.com, focused on providing brand owners with expert insights and advice in brand building. She is the author of the book Brandaide and has been a featured speaker in many professional groups including the California Copyright Conference, eMarketing Association, the ABA Sports & Entertainment Forum, and the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Cheryl is a certified yoga instructor and practitioner.
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I always look forward to a panel moderated by former CCC President Cheryl Hodgson. She always manages to move the conversation forward in a substantive way, while keeping in mind that the discussion needs to remain entertaining to the audience in question.
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It is with pleasure that I write this testimonial regarding Cheryl Hodgson. Our case was a tough one yet we were able to prevail due to Ms. Hodgson's professional knowledge and moxy. She confidently and clearly explained the merits of our case which put us at ease immediately. I highly recommend her services.
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Intellectual Property Attorney Cheryl Hodgson serves as a trusted advisor to guide clients to successfully protect and profit from valuable trademarks, copyrights and other forms of IP, including entity formation for management of IP. With more than 25 years of experience in trademark and copyright law, she offers a unique combination of legal expertise and practical business experience. Her trademark services focus primarily on federal trademark registration as well as International trademark registration strategies, trademark license agreement(s), copyrights and entertainment agreements. In the world of social networking and increasing cyber crime, Cheryl’s experience is uniquely suited to lead brand owners into the world of e commerce through brand management, strategic planning for trademark application, and protection of brand equity through counseling clients in policing rights on the Internet.
Hodgson has been certified for arbitration and mediation of Intellectual Property Disputes and Advanced Workshops for the Uniform Resolution of Domain Disputes at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. She is admitted to practice law in California, New York, and Tennessee. has served as Professor of Music Law at Loyola University School of Law. Cheryl serves as President of the California Copyright Conference for 2008-2009, is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), Los Angeles Copyright Society, and the Intellectual Property Section of the California State Bar. Cheryl Hodgson is the founder of Hodgson Law and the entrepreneur behind Brandaide.
Music Industry Newswire
musicindustrynewswire.com, 26 Mar 2008 [cached]
"The positive side of the digital demise for traditional music marketing is a dramatic rise in companies creating opportunities for artists, publishers and labels to market in new and nontraditional ways," states Cheryl Hodgson of the Hodgson Law Group, and Past President of the CCC. "Artists, talent and music itself are now important partners in brand marketing and enhancing the brand message, while affording a platform for greater exposure of creativity," Hodgson adds.
The panel, which will be moderated by Hodgson, "will provide a thought-provoking and inspiring evening for artists, publishers, labels, attorneys, advertising pros, and brand managers," she notes.
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Cheryl Hodgson, Hodgson Law Group (panel Moderator). Hodgson has participated in several landmark cases related to trademark and music-related matters, including cases involving entertainment trademark disputes. Her practice focuses upon deals in the music and entertainment industry, Internet and new media, licensing, endorsements and international brand protection strategies.
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Ms. Hodgson's career as an agent, artist manager and music publisher guarantee that the firm understands where the varied interests in the business of music align, and the point where they diverge.
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Testimonials
Cheryl Hodgson is an asset to our team. As our legal advisor, she has a wealth of knowledge that has guided us through branding protection to International infringements, to creating synergistic relationships through clear agreements. We greatly appreciate her spirit and energy at YOGITOES.
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It is with pleasure that I write this testimonial regarding Cheryl Hodgson. Our case was a tough one yet we were able to prevail due to Ms. Hodgson's professional knowledge and moxy. She confidently and clearly explained the merits of our case which put us at ease immediately. I highly recommend her services.
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Cheryl Hodgson, Esq. - Corporate Counsel
Today's complex business environment and an Internet-centric world make it more difficult to protect a brand or other intellectual property. Cheryl Hodgson is uniquely qualified to help clients meet that challenge.
With more than 25 years of experience in trademark and copyright legal matters, Hodgson offers a unique combination of legal expertise and practical business experience. Her practice focuses on the registration, licensing, and enforcement of agreements pertaining to trademark and copyright properties, helping clients to protect their valuable intellectual property. Hodgson has argued several landmark cases related to trademark and music-related matters, including one case resulting in the largest jury verdict in trademark law history on behalf of a major international corporation. She also draws on her experience as a former licensed talent agent and artist manager in the music industry to assist her clients with trademark and agreement-related issues.
Cheryl's services include registration, licensing and enforcement of trademarks and copyrights; domain dispute resolution; brand management; corporate registrations; and licensed use of trademarks in merchandising. On behalf of her clients, she provides assistance in the registration and protection of entertainment service marks; artist management; music publishing, artist recording and talent agreements; royalty audit claims settlement; film and TV rights acquisition, production and distribution agreements; and music catalogue acquisition. Her clients range from the smallest start-up ventures to the largest international corporations. For smaller clients, Cheryl often serves as ad hoc counsel, coordinating the services of other legal specialists as needed.
A regular speaker and guest lecturer on trademark and copyright law matters, Cheryl has lectured at the California Copyright Conference, Los Angeles Copyright Society, CLE International, University of Miami School of Law, University of Denver College of Law, University of Colorado Denver Center, and Tulane University Law School. Drawing on her experience in the entertainment industry, she has addressed the Eat'm Music Conference, American Bar Association Sports & Entertainment Law Forum, University of Texas/Texas State Bar Entertainment Law Seminar, New Orleans Jazz Festival Legal Symposium, San Francisco Music Fair, and California Lawyers for the Arts. She has also shared her expertise as a guest author for industry publications such as the ABA Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, Colorado Lawyer, and Denver Law Journal.
Cheryl has completed training for arbitration and mediation of Intellectual Property Disputes and Advanced Workshops for the Uniform Resolution of Domain Disputes at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva. In July 2007, she was named to the WIPO List of Mediators and Arbitrators for Intellectual Property Disputes. She is also a two-term member of the ADR Programs Committee of the International Trademark Association. She was President of the California Copyright Conference for 2008-2009.
Cheryl has been admitted to practice law in California, Colorado, New York, Tennessee and Oregon, and has been Professor of Music Law at Loyola University School of Law. She serves on the Board of Directors of the California Copyright Conference and is a member of the Los Angeles Copyright Society, the Intellectual Property section of the California State Bar, and Big Sisters of Los Angeles. She is also the founder of Canto Novo Music, a copyright administration company focused on the rights of Spanish composers. Hodgson holds a J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law and a B.A. from Louisiana Tech University.
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