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MGM Promotes Moore To Head Intellectual Property Group

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. has promoted attorney Michael Moore to vp, Intellectual Property Group, responsible for protecting MGM's intellectual property assets, including the world's largest library of modern films and a trademark portfolio with some of the world's best-known properties, including the MGM Lion, United Artists, the Pink Panther and Rocky.

"Michael is a dedicated and tremendously valuable member of our intellectual-property legal team," said Jay Rakow, MGM sevp/general counsel, to whom Moore reports. "MGM pursues a vigorous program of protecting and enforcing its copyrights and trademarks, and Michael is a leader in these important efforts."

MGM hired Moore in 1995 to conduct copyright research on MGM's film library, he soon joined the Intellectual Property Group and was put in charge of the group in 1998.

Moore also represents MGM on several Motion Picture Assoc. of America committees, including the Copyright Experts Working Group, the Law Committee, the Copyright Term Extension Working Group and the Digital Cinema Working Group.

MGM, through its MGM Studios subsidiary, produces and distributes entertainment product worldwide (4,000 film titles), including motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music and licensed merchandise. Its operating units include MGM Pictures, United Artists, MGM Television Ent., MGM Networks, MGM Distribution Co., MGM Worldwide Television Distribution, MGM Home Ent., MGM On Stage, MGM Consumer Products, MGM Music, MGM Interactive and MGM Online. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in international television channels reaching more than 100 countries on six continents. For more information, visit