Erick Bohlman’s significant representations have included established and start-up software developers, Internet retailers, on-line education providers, publishers, broadcasters and other technology and multimedia contractors.
Erick Bohlman has extensive experience in various types of intellectual property transactions including due diligence analyses; copyright and trademark acquisitions, securements and licensings; technology-based venture capital financings; securities offerings; and opinion work in support of these transactions. In this capacity, Mr. Bohlman has negotiated license agreements for a supplier of security-based telemetry operations, attained disputed trademarks for nationwide magazine publishers, acquired licenses from holders of literary and musical copyrights, and drafted development agreements for creators of telephone, computer and maritime technology. Erick Bohlman has also served as production counsel on more then ten feature films and was the assistant production counsel on a major cable network television series starring Bill Murray.
In addition, Erick Bohlman has acted as the lead attorney on complex lawsuits involving intellectual property and related disputes; including trademark, trade secrets, copyright, unfair competition, domain name and consumer fraud issues. For example, Erick Bohlman served as one of the primary attorneys for a former member of a multi-platinum musical group in a high profile case against the other band members, managers and related corporate entities. The issues included the ownership of trademark rights, copyrights, breaches of fiduciary duties, appropriation of name and likeness, and misappropriation of corporate assets. Mr. Bohlman was also part of the litigation team that successfully defended a trademark infringement case brought against an international magazine publisher by another publisher using the same magazine title. Mr. Bohlman has also drafted and successfully argued a motion for summary judgment in a multi-million dollar copyright infringement lawsuit brought against a production company for unauthorized use of the plaintiff’s song in a prominent national television advertising campaign.
In conjunction with his work activities, Erick Bohlman has regularly lectured and published on matters of copyright and trademark law. He continues to serve on the adjunct faculty to several universities where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in business law, e-commerce, entertainment law and intellectual property. Mr. Bohlman has written and published law review articles on copyright law and other media-related topics. His article on digital sound sampling is the first law review article published on this controversial topic since the courts first addressed the issue in 1991. By continuing to publish, Mr. Bohlman hopes to remain a voice in the legal community as it struggles to face new and emerging technology-related issues such as piracy, online distribution and internet broadcasting.