October 23, 2021

Volume XI, Number 296


Maya Yamazaki

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. 

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

Articles in the National Law Review database by Maya Yamazaki