Entertainment, Media & Sports

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Entertainment, Media & Sports

There is no business like show business.

Consumer demand and constantly evolving technology have transformed the Entertainment, Media and Sports landscape. Content is king and the challenge is discovering the best platforms to deliver and monetize content, whether films, plays, television, sports, music. advertising, gaming, social media. KATS is your preferred legal advisor in this space. We use commercial savvy and legal expertise to protect and advance our client’s interests.

KATS has done a tremendous amount of work protecting the rights of persons involved in film, television and music production. We protect the rights of leading singers and songwriters in Uganda.

Our lawyers offer counsel to:

  • film, television and music talent: singers, instrumentalists, songwriters, actors, playwrights, screenwriters, directors, producers, managers, authors, radio personalities;
  • record labels and studios;
  • film and television companies;
  • social media influencers;
  • promoters;
  • telecommunication companies;
  • media companies;
  • athletes;
  • sports league associations;
  • professional sports teams;

among others.

We assist with contract drafting and interpretation, employment and talent agreements, general tax and financial planning, investment strategy, recommendations.

We regularly counselclients regarding potential claims for defamation, invasion of privacy and advertising disputes.

We help clients to license, enforce and defend their rights to music, photographs, videos, films, graphics, trademarks, advertising and other modes of content.

We advise our clients on brand protection, endorsements, licensing and sponsorship opportunities, how to grow the business of entertainment and sports.

We advise on Mergers & Acquisitions, Privacy and data protection, Real Estate, Family law.

We liaise with our Intellectual Property Team to protect our client’s content by obtaining and enforcing rights to copyrights, trademarks and service marks. We also represent licensees and
licensors in transfers of rights to content.

With the advent of social media, we are on hand to ensure our clients are in the loop with this constantly evolving mode of transaction and communication and are adequately protected.

We understand the rapidly changing landscape of privacy and the need for data security laws in every industry. In this vein we are available to draft employee and corporate social media
policies, advise on Intellectual Property issues related to social media platforms, give counsel on advertising and representations made online and on social media, counsel on data privacy
in the social media age.

Our capacity to provide relevant and timely advice on these cutting-edge issues is due to our lawyers’ commitment to stay abreast of legal and technical trends.

We represent the largest filming, editing and music production company in Uganda, the largest private commercial radio in Uganda and Uganda’s leading theatrical and music group. We
have also advised on the biggest blockbuster film projects in the country, and are routinely legal counsel to some of the biggest music festivals in Uganda.

Our Louis Lwanga is the only lawyer in Uganda with a Master of Laws in Entertainment, Media and Sports Law which he received from Pepperdine University in the United States of America, graduating with first class honours.

Key Contacts

Alice N. Blazevic
Arthur M. Katende
Principal Associate
Louis Lwanga