Known in the adult industry circles as “Maxine Lynn,” Maxine Lynn Barasch is an intellectual property attorney serving porn, sex toy, and pleasure product companies, as well as the mainstream entertainment industry. She practices with the law firm of Keohane & D’Alessandro, PLLC of Albany, NY and Chicago, IL. With more than a decade of experience, Maxine helps her clients successfully navigate the patent, trademark, and copyright laws in the U.S. and around the world. She also assists with related contracts and litigation.
The adult industry, and the players within it, face a unique set of challenges. Maxine understands this, and helps her clients achieve best possible outcomes in each case. On the entertainment side of things, company brands, performer names, and film series titles are types of items that should be protected by trademark. Videos, photos, and website content are works that should be protected by copyright. On the tech side of things, virtual reality camera improvements and Sex Tech (innovative sex toys) are examples of technologies that should be protected by patents. It’s the only way to deter knock offs.
Maxine is a true supporter of Freedom of Speech, and the rights of adult businesses to promote, sell, and profit from pornography, sex toys, and Sex Tech. She shares some of her research and opinions on her blog, UNZIPPED Sex, Tech & the Law at www.SexTechLaw.com and in her podcast at www.BusinessOf.Sex.