- J.D., University of California, Hastings, 2008, cum laude
- B.A., University of Michigan, 2005, with distinction and honors
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Dylan Price is an associate in the Business Trial and Entertainment, Technology and Advertising Practice Groups in the firm's Century City office.
Areas of Practice
Dylan practices in the areas of entertainment, intellectual property and commercial litigation. Dylan’s entertainment practice includes the representation of studios, producers and media companies in connection with various types of claims, including those relating to motion picture distribution rights, content licensing, participation accounting issues, partnership disputes and breach of contract claims. Dylan has substantial experience representing production companies and foreign distributors in both state and federal court, as well as in arbitrations before the Independent Film & Television Alliance (“IFTA”) arbitration tribunal.
Dylan’s intellectual property practice includes representing clients in disputes involving copyright, trademark and right of publicity claims. Dylan advises clients on copyright issues, including the analysis of fair use defenses under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act, and provides guidance to clients in navigating the contours of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), including the DMCA’s take down and counter notice procedures.
Dylan also represents various corporate clients involved in business, tort, insurance and consumer class action litigations. Dylan has substantial experience representing foreign clients challenging personal jurisdiction in actions based on both contract and the so-called “stream of commerce” theory, and has obtained dismissals on behalf of multiple clients based on the lack of “minimum contacts” under the federal due process standard for jurisdiction. Dylan has also represented a number of national retailers in consumer class actions involving consumer privacy statutes, including California’s Song-Beverly Credit Card Act (and its Massachusetts equivalent), Shine the Light Act and Club Card Act.
Dylan served as lead counsel for a distribution company in an Independent Film & Television Alliance (“IFTA”) arbitration involving participation accounting claims and complex allocation issues relating to DVD box set and television licensing revenues.
Dylan prevailed on an anti-SLAPP motion on behalf of an international broadcaster and its production company in connection with a lawsuit alleging that the clients’ television program converted the plaintiff’s concept for a documentary and tortiously interfered with its contractual relations and prospective economic advantage.
Dylan represented various MGM companies in the matter giving rise to Madison Miracle Productions, LLC v. MGM Distribution Company, 978 N.E. 2d 654 (Ill App. 2012), in which the Appellate Court reversed the trial court’s denial of MGM Distribution’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction in a 42-page published opinion focusing on the “minimum contacts” prong of the federal due process standard for personal jurisdiction.
Dylan secured a pre-litigation settlement for a foreign distribution company relating to claims involving the Latin American distribution rights to a feature film.
Dylan represented a movie studio in a multi-million dollar accounting dispute involving the merchandising and promotion rights surrounding a well-known character.
Dylan represented a national electronics retailer in connection with right of publicly claims asserted by six A-list actors based on the use of movie stills (owned by various film studios), which showed characters the actors had played in various films, to advertise the sale of home entertainment products.
Dylan defended a national department store against right of publicity claims asserted by an A-list actor arising from the sale of a shoe style that bore the actor’s first name.
Dylan represented a couture fashion house in a dispute involving claims for interference, restraint of trade and defamation, brought by a seller of counterfeit goods on a well-known online auction website. The client prevailed on a motion for summary judgment based on evidence of counterfeiting that was uncovered during discovery.
Dylan defended a well-known kitchenware retailer in a consumer class action involving California’s Shine the Light Act, obtaining dismissal of the plaintiff’s class action complaint on demurrer.
Dylan represented a public entity in connection with claims against its joint powers authority seeking employment practices liability coverage for a host of underlying employment lawsuits, obtaining arbitration awards in excess of $10 million.
Art Law Blog Posts
- "Fairey’s Use," June 5, 2009
Intellectual Property Law Blog Posts