Rachel Lerner, Partner

Rachel practices Intellectual Property, Entertainment, Technology, and Internet law. Through her experience practicing law at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Jones Day, American Greetings, Inc., AG Interactive, Inc., Adobe, Inc., insurance.com and Shaker LaunchHouse she has developed a unique set of skills which enable her to provide clients with exceptional legal services in a cost efficient manner.

Rachel serves as an Executive Council Member for the Intellectual Property Law Section and as Secretary and Treasurer for the Sports and Entertainment Law Section of the Cleveland Bar Association. She is an Adjunct Professor at Case Western Reserve University of Law and the author of numerous legal articles related to the licensing, Internet and technology industries.

  • Focuses on intellectual property and technology transactions including digital content, confidentiality, electronic marketing, entertainment, Internet, licensing, mobile applications, music publishing, multi-platform technologies, social media and software.
  • Represents¬†mobile-application-iphone-android-ios-web-and-app-development companies and startups. ¬†(For a brief overview about starting up a mobile application company, click here.)
  • Represents clients across a variety of industries including entertainment, insurance, manufacturing, marketing, retail, software and technology.
  • Develops company wide intellectual property strategies including brand development, registration, licensing and protection to maximize exposure and commercial value of IP assets.
  • Advises on legal compliance issues related to electronic marketing campaigns, social media policies, website privacy and terms of service policies.
  • Dedicated to understanding her clients’ core businesses and performing legal services in a timely and efficient manner.

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property Contracts

  • Licensing (inbound, outbound, cross)
  • Research and Development
  • Joint Development
  • Work-For-Hire
  • Cease and Desist Letters
  • IP Assignment/Sale/Transfer
  • Authorization and Release
  • Artwork, Photo, Publishing,
  • Music, Film, Radio
  • Performance and Venue
  • Intellectual Property Strategies

Business Contracts

  • Joint Venture
  • Strategic Alliance
  • Sponsorship and Promotion
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Professional Services
  • Consulting, Agency, Employment
  • Confidentiality and Non-compete
  • Supply and Distribution
  • Vendor and Retail
  • Letters of Intent
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Intellectual Property Audits

E-Commerce & Technology Contracts

  • Software License, Development Services
  • Distribution
  • Value Added Reseller (OEM)
  • Master Services Agreements
  • Statements of Work
  • Internet Service Provider
  • Application Service Provider
  • Mobile Carrier
  • Portal and Network
  • Mobile Wireless Content and Gaming
  • Subscription
  • SaaS
  • PaaS
  • IaaS
  • Electronic Marketing Practices
  • Website Audits
  • Website terms of Service and Privacy Policies