Charles F. Morgan

Frank Morgan (aka Charles F. Morgan) was an experienced and skilled trial and appellate lawyer when he joined Astrachan Gunst Thomas in April 2007. By the time he got to Astrachan Gunst Thomas, Frank had litigated cases in state and federal courts from Maryland to Mississippi (and the United States Supreme Court). Frank even thought he could control the tone and content of this biography, but he was wrong on that score. Sorry, Frank. If Frank was prone to speaking of himself, and he is not, he might say that his experience covers civil litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution in matters involving trademarks, copyrights, contracts, employment, business torts, domain name disputes and the Internet, as well as, entertainment and sports law; and that he represents entertainers (including a Grammy winner and Grammy nominees) and world class professional athletes. We'd point out he's old school. He wears a tie and a blue oxford shirt every single day (and a blue sleeveless vest in the winter). He might loosen that button down collar as the day wears on, but the tie stays.

A steady diet of litigation can wear on a guy, and for the last decade or so Frank has concentrated on transactional legal work on a host of intellectual property and entertainment law subjects, including licensing, technology transfer, software and technology development, consulting and employment, website development and hosting, confidentially and non-disclosure, website privacy and terms of use, trademarks, copyrights, and rules for sweepstakes and contests. And he helps his clients by working with them so they can make the right choices in trademark selection, strategy, use and protection, prosecution, and copyright registration, and, when called for, litigating matters in the federal Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Frank is swimming with entertainment and sports clients including Olympic athletes, established and aspiring artists, authors and entertainers - oodles of individuals and businesses involved in the entertainment industry from all over the United States. Among his many clients, Frank lists major label recording artists, children's and classical music artists, publishers and producers, writers and composers, filmmakers, a New York Times best-selling author and world class professional athletes.

His is particularly pleased with a deal he negotiated for his client's music to play over the opening titles of a film that won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and was nominated for Best Picture. He should be proud; we are. The soundtrack, which included his client's song, won a Grammy. In 2010, another client was nominated for a Grammy for Best Musical Album for Children.

He's perennially recognized by Best Lawyers® and Super Lawyer® for entertainment, music, movies and television, as well as sports law, copyright and trademark. And most recently, in 2012 and 2013, Frank was named by Best Lawyers® as Lawyer of the Year for Entertainment Law. Music to our ears. Frank’s reputation as an intellectual property attorney, trademark attorney, and copyright attorney is second to none.

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