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Convention & Trade Show Law  

We have significant experience working in the convention and trade show industry, and can advise on a variety of legal issues that trade show and convention clients face. Tested experience handling clients’ legal and business issues allows us to help them spot opportunities, identify issues before they arise, and manage risk - which frees clients up to focus on their events.

We can assist with most trade show and convention related matters, including:

  • Venue agreements

  • Vendor agreements 

  • Sponsor Agreements

  • Attendee registration terms

  • COVID policies 

  • Travel agent turn-key and booking agreements

  • Entertainment, bands, and celebrity appearance agreements 

  • Speaker agreements

  • Media, photographers, videographers, etc.

  • Copyright and trademark issues

  • Business entity issues

  • Marketing and analyzing false advertising issues

  • Launch mobile and web applications and draft related terms of use, privacy policies and terms of service

  • Crisis management counsel

  • Rights clearing (music, video, photographs, etc.)

  • Brands and branding, trademark counseling, registration practice and dispute resolution.

  • We have long-term relationships with many clients, which enables us to be a valuable source of institutional knowledge for their business

  • Commercial disputes and litigation over trade show and convention issues

  • Insurance issues

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25 Years
    In Practice        1998--2023

Karen Kent

Legal Assistant to Leon Bass 


P:  614.334.7186

Leon D. Bass 


P:  614-431-2277 (call/text)

(New clients by appointment only)

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Office Locations:

Taft's Columbus Office is located in the Huntington Center on Capitol Square in downtown Columbus:

41 S. State St.  Ste. 1800

Columbus, OH 43215





For other office locations, see here.

*Leon Bass is licensed as an attorney to practice law in Ohio and the U.S. Virgin Islands

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