Brian A. Frankel

Brian helps companies and creative professionals achieve their goals.

Brian A. Frankel of Copyright Counselors, LLC is a business, entertainment, and intellectual property attorney based in Washington D.C. Brian’s practice includes contracts & transactional law, entertainment law, copyright, trademark, corporate formation, business strategy, and litigation.

Through his practice, Brian has represented clients that include film & video producers, media distribution companies, screenwriters, Fortune 50 companies, technology startups, government sub-contractors, online marketplaces, social media & marketing firms, a professional athletic team, consultants, freelancers, podcasters, live event producers and talent. Brian works with clients both as outside general counsel and on a project-to-project basis. Brian is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, in Florida, and before the D.C. Federal Court. Brian also has extensive experience with Amazon brand enforcement, distribution agreements, brandgating, and Amazon trademark and copyright issues.

Brian stays active and engaged in the creative community. Brian serves on the Board of Directors for and as the Education Chairman of Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts where he has volunteered since 2007. Brian also serves as the Executive Director of D.C. Filmmakers and D.C Media Makers. Brian is the Festival Director for the Wheaton Film festival, and is the past Vice-President of the UF Law Alumni Group for D.C.

Brian is an award-winning independent filmmaker. He has produced and/or directed music videos, films, television shows, commercials, and multi-media projects. Brian’s past video clients include MTV, Spike TV, Motorola, M Audio, Def Jam South Records, the Merchant Marines, and the Independent Feature Project. Brian was honored as a Kodak Emerging Filmmaker.

Brian earned both his undergraduate degree and his law degree at the University of Florida. While at UF Law, Brian completed an externship with the Florida Supreme Court, served as captain of the Jessup Moot Court Team, as Vice-president of the Law College Council, as President of the International Law Society, and as Executive Director of the 5th Annual Music Law Conference. He has technical training from NYFA at the French National Film Academy, the Art Institute of Phoenix, the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, and Miami Dade College.

You may contact Brian directly by sending an email to [email protected].