entertainment and IP since 2002
Why a cafe?
The Copyright Cafe® is a different kind of law firm. It's built around a simple philosophy — legal services should be as warm and welcoming as your favorite cup of coffee.
Founded in 2002, we have developed just the right blend of services to complement the entertainment, copyright and trademark needs of our clients.
We also have extensive experience in managing and negotiating the purchase and sale of music catalogs and other intellectual property rights and royalties.
So, pull up a chair and enjoy our unique blend of fresh. tasty. legal.℠ We look forward to helping you build an enduring career and vibrant assets!
Meet the founder.
Richard Rose is an entertainment and intellectual property attorney with more than 20 years of in-house and private practice experience in the entertainment industry. He represents a flavorful range of clients from all corners of the globe that include recording artists, songwriters, producers, entertainment executives, record labels, music publishers, authors, speakers, hall-of-fame athletes, government agencies, non-profits, tech companies and start-ups.
He has also developed a strong practice serving clients with the purchase and sale of music catalogs. Richard has negotiated and closed over 100 notable transactions related to music, film, television and other intellectual property rights and royalties.
His love for creativity and creators is rooted in his early years. Raised in the birthplace of Delta Blues and Kermit the Frog, Richard always had a deep appreciation for the sound and story of music, and tried his own hand at organ, clarinet, bass and even placed 2nd in a local talent show with his 80s rap group. But the stories that captured his imagination the most came from times of sharing good home cooking around the family table. Gathered here were an eclectic array of guests, including bestselling authors, southern rockers, famous painters, circuit riders and outlaws. These are the moments that planted seeds for his own journey.
When not negotiating deals you can find Richard exploring a remote corner of the earth or around a table sharing southern hospitality and lively conversations with friends and family.
Still want to know more? Check out his LinkedIn.