Entertainment, Sports and Media

In recent times, there has been a dramatic evolution and overlapping of the entertainment, sports, and media industries with increased focused on technology and complex global transactions. With our purview on these trends, Black Rex entertainment, sports, and media lawyers offers an all-encompassing legal service to industry clients — including motion picture studios, production companies, sports teams and leagues, venues, events, marketers, broadcasters, and industry associations — on the following:


  • Securing intellectual property protection with regards to applications and securing of certifications and licenses for copyright, trademarks, patents, industrial designs, etc. in Nigeria and all across the world.
  • Full support on property financing, production, IP protection and licensing from the start to the finish of a project.
  • Effective defense of theft of idea, misappropriation, defamation and privacy suits.
  • A highly efficient immigration team securing approvals for talent to work in Nigeria or abroad.
  • Acquisitions, investments, dispositions, joint ventures, and mergers related to international entertainment and media companies, as well as sports clubs or teams and leagues
  • Complex digital media and technology agreements
  • Content licensing, production, acquisition, and distribution deals
  • Disputes, claims, and government actions related to parties ranging from individual talent to multi-national companies
  • Negotiations with and on behalf of sports clubs or teams, leagues, and international sporting events
  • Multi-party real estate, project siting, and finance matters
  • Rights acquisitions for productions and transactions in all media
  • Licensing of famous fictional characters and trademarks in connection with a wide variety of goods and services including video games, toys and apparel
  • Trademark counseling, registration practice and dispute resolution
  • Copyright counseling, including joint authorship issues, termination of licenses, and work-for-hire issues
  • Radio station and other on-camera talent agreements
  • Print, online, radio and television syndication agreements
  • Sale of artwork and other matters related to the visual arts
  • Development, distribution, licensing and marketing of video games and board games
  • Production and pre-broadcast counseling
  • Title clearance review–analysis of proposed titles for television programs and feature films to assess any potential legal risk among others.


At Black Rex we give our clients a dynamic synergy to suit specific client needs with substantive law to help them achieve strategic, long-term success. Our industry team provides clients a unified, end-to-end legal solution.