Book Publishing

Branfman Law protects book authorsBranfman Law Group, P.C. specializes in representing individual authors throughout the entire book writing and publishing process. Branfman Law Group recognizes that every author comes from a different background and faces unique challenges. We take satisfaction in giving every author peace of mind when it comes to the legal aspect of book publishing.

Branfman Law Group represents authors of all genres, including romance, science fiction, non-fiction, fiction, business advice, and many others. No author has a subject that is too strange nor idea too small that Branfman Law Group won’t tackle it. We apply the same amount of care, pride, and attention to detail in representing our clients that our authors pour into their works.

The book publishing section of Branfman Law Group is headed by Senior Associate Mark Reichenthal. Mark Reichenthal has an extensive background in book publishing, obtaining a Masters of Science in Book/Magazine Publishing from Pace University in New York. He went on to work for Simon & Shuster, Inc. as a contracts analyst, and then at HarperCollins Publishers, LLC as a contracts manager. After obtaining his law degree in 1995 from Cal Western School of Law in San Diego, he worked at Wiley Publishing, Inc. for four years. Wiley Publishing is best known for its “For Dummies” series, as well as Cliffs Notes. Mark Reichenthal regularly attends and speaks at book publishing seminars and meetings in San Diego County.

At Branfman Law Group, we are proud to offer the following services:

  • Copyright applications and registrations
  • Copyright infringement
  • Reviewing book publishing agreements
  • Drafting book publishing agreements
  • Negotiating book publishing agreements
  • Negotiating merchandising deals
  • Reviewing literary agent contracts
  • Drafting literary agent contracts
  • Illustrator agreements
  • Licensing agreements
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) issues
  • Federal trademark applications and registrations
  • State trademark applications and registrations
  • Demand Letters
  • Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) issues