Practice Areas

Our firm offers a full spectrum of services focused on film, intellectual property, interactive media, business formation, and sports.


Our Film Practice, one of the primary components of our Firm, provides individuals and companies working in the film industry with representation in all aspects of the film business, including the development, production, and distribution of film projects.  We also negotiate, prepare and analyze the following:
• Option Agreements
• Below-the-Line Agreements
• Above-the-Line Agreements
• Location Release Agreements
• Product Placement Agreements

Our Intellectual Property practice group focuses on protecting our client’s brands and creative works.  We perform the following services on behalf of clients:
• Render opinions on trademark registerability and infringement
• Register original creative works with the US Copyright Office
• Record registration with the US Customs and Border Protection
• State, federal, foreign and common law searches for clearance of trademarks and service marks
• Selection, adoption and registration of trademarks and servicemarks with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Our representation in this practice group covers technology, new media and social media platforms.  We perform the following services on behalf of clients:
• Draft and negotiate content agreements
• Prepare development and licensing deals
• Draft website ‘Terms of Use’ and ‘Privacy Policy’ statements
• Draft Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) and Confidentiality Agreements

We work with numerous entrepreneurs to form entertainment-related entities (LLC, Corporations, S-Corps, C-Corps and Partnerships).  We advise and counsel clients during all stages of business formation.  We also prepare and negotiate the following:
• Business Plans
• Operating Agreements
• Partnership Agreements

We perform the following services in conjunction with our sports practice:
• Launch of sports-related events
• Incorporation of non-profit organizations and foundations
• Negotiation of sponsorship, endorsement, television, film and new media Agreements

Sample clients include:

Laugh Out Loud

DC Web Fest


New Chefs

Vulcan Kettlebell


The Law Office of Jaia Thomas also represents a number of artists, actors, writers, social media influencers, producers and directors.

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