Entertainment and Media Litigation

The entertainment and media sector of Bangladesh is becoming more professional and complex day by day; so is the number of litigations relating entertainment and media. Major Enactment in this sector are Telecommunication Act 2001, Telegraphy Act 1885, The Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board Ordinance, 1979, The Censorship of Films Act, 1963, The Cinematograph Act, 1918, The Film Clubs (Registration and Regulation) Act, 1980, The Film Development Corporation Act, 1957 (East Pakistan Act), The Indecent Advertisements Prohibition Act, 1963, The Post Office Act 1898, Wireless Telegraphy Act 1933 etc.

We have a wealth of experience litigating and trying cases to verdict involving every aspect of the entertainment and media industries. The firm has represented networks, studios, production companies, financiers, distributors, publishers, talent and talent agencies in a wide variety of contract, commercial and intellectual property disputes.

Our lawyers have a deep understanding of the motion picture, television, music and publishing businesses and the legal problems that can arise from the initial concept stage through financing, development, production, publication, licensing and distribution, through traditional as well as online channels.

The firm has represented entertainment and media industry participants in virtually every kind of intellectual property dispute involving copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, idea theft, defamation, access, free speech and unfair competition.

We have an in-depth understanding of the unique character of the entertainment and media industries — the relatively small size of each community and the personal interrelationships that are their hallmark. Consequently, while every client can expect vigorous and aggressive representation, due consideration is given to exploring alternatives to litigation. At the same time, we have tried a number of tough cases to successful conclusions in courts and arbitrations.