Nigro Karlin Segal & Feldstein, LLP’s Merchandise Licensing Audits ensure that your clients are justly compensated for any use of their intellectual property, and that they are made aware of any unlawful or tortious infringements on it.
We perform examinations on behalf of intellectual property owners who license their name, likeness or trademarks to third parties on merchandise and consumer products. We further verify whether the payments your clients receive are consistent with those applicable agreements.
Armed with an accurate record of your client’s earnings and underpayments, we work tirelessly to help them receive what they’re entitled to. Our merchandising audits identify:
- Misallocated revenue
- Unreported revenue
- Incorrect tax computations
- Improper contract interpretations
- Clerical errors
- Unreported rebates
- Improper expense allocations
Our merchandising experience is broad and varied. We have represented studios as licensors, toy companies as licensees, and others. No matter what side of the merchandising equation your clients are on, we will powerfully represent them.
Whether your entertainment clients derive income from film/TV, music recording/publishing or merchandise licensing, they have a very small chance of getting their fair share without probative ammunition from auditors who are experts in royalty and participation deals. To produce the best outcome, these auditors must be unrelenting in their pursuit of valid claims and ready to employ every means of available leverage, all while remaining suitably diplomatic to best advance your clients’ interests.
Equally important, these auditors must work directly with you – the entertainers’ most trusted business and legal advisors – to identify the maximum sums rightfully owed them by studios, producers, publishers and distributors.
In all of these areas, Nigro Karlin Segal & Feldstein, LLP has the experience, the track record, the personnel and the contacts to enhance your clients’ share of their rightful income.