Maya Yamazaki

Maya Yamazaki


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Maya Yamazaki focuses her practice on intellectual property, media and technology law for clients ranging from startups and emerging companies to global corporations. Her practice includes the structuring, drafting, and negotiation of information technology and digital media transactions. She also counsels clients on a range of issues including advertising, marketing, and promotional matters. Maya also has experience litigating copyright, patent, trade secret, and trademark cases in federal court and before federal agencies.

Practice Highlights

Video Games
Draft and negotiate agreements for content acquisition of television and film rights (electronic/digital sell through and video on demand) for distribution via video game consoles

Draft and negotiate agreements for application development and distribution for premier video game consoles and mobile devices

Draft terms of use, license agreements, and privacy policies for mobile applications and websites

Represents publishers, consoles, and platforms in drafting and negotiation game development, publishing, and distribution agreements

Represent music publishers in drafting inbound licenses with musicians and outbound licenses with music users

Counsel clients on music licensing and negotiate related agreements, including related to public performance of music and related clearances

Represent artists in music publishing and licensing agreements

Digital Media
Advise clients on various intellectual property matters including enforcement of trademarks and copyrights, DMCA compliance, and pre-publication review of content

Counsel clients on social media matters including compliance with applicable FTC and COPPA regulations

Structure and draft digital media contracts such as music licensing agreements and video and content license agreements for Internet portals and websites. Structure and draft advertising and marketing agreements including celebrity talent agreements, co-promotion and sponsorship agreements, and contest rules

Represented illustrators in negotiating publishing agreements for use of their work in books

Structure, draft, and negotiate agency and representation agreements for authors and content owners

Structure, draft, and negotiate technology contracts such as inbound and outbound software license agreements, joint development agreements, hosted (Cloud) services agreements, application development agreements, hardware procurement, services agreements, website design and hosting agreements, distribution and fulfillment agreements, agreements with University IP offices, and consulting agreements

Provide Internet, mobile, and technology-related advice to established businesses and smaller startups

Provide counsel and advice on issues related to open source licenses

Advertising and Marketing
Draft and negotiate agreements related to sponsorship, promotions, and co-marketing for leading technology companies

Draft advertising agreements for advertising inventory sellers, buyers, and advertisers

Counsel clients on contest and sweepstakes rules

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