Who We Are

KlarisIP is a boutique firm specializing in IP rights and royalties, digital assets, and metadata. We are dedicated to helping companies acquire, use, reuse, and monetize intellectual property assets. Whether working with top executives on strategy, or partnering throughout the company on complex initiatives, we dig into projects with passion, curiosity, and resolve.

We focus on consulting and managed services for:

Rights & Royalty Management
Digital Asset Management
Content Management
Master Data Management

Our Approach

When you hire KlarisIP, you get the expertise and attention of its founding partners. We are personally committed to your success and custom build every solution to fit your unique needs. Our team is experienced:

  • Intellectual Property Lawyers
  • Executives
  • Solution Architects
  • Business Analysts
  • Royalty Accountants
  • Project Managers
  • Library and Information Scientists

Klaris Law

If you are looking for legal services, including contract drafting and negotiation and other media and IP services.
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What We Do

Strategy & Consulting

We offer a comprehensive set of solutions to help transform the processes and data around your rights, royalties and assets.

Solution Architecture

A thoughtful solution architecture is the foundation on which business success is built. From assessment to architecture, we help create actionable and achievable solutions.

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Semantic Development

Your data is the business language by which you find and reuse your intellectual property. We develop authority files, taxonomies and ontologies.

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Technology Evaluation

Having the right tools to achieve your business goals is essential. We’ll help guide you on what systems to choose for your rights, royalties and digital asset needs.

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Data Mapping

Often time the hardest part of replatforming is transferring your data. We’ll help migrate your data by analyzing, mapping and normalizing it to a future state system.

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Resource Assessment

You’re only as good as the people you hire. We’ll help you determine staffing needs to best operate your rights, assets and royalty processes and systems.

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Managed Services

We offer turn-key operational services that power your rights and digital asset management systems, this includes services focused on rights & clearances and metadata management.

Licensing Negotiation

Our team of legal experts will help you to negotiate usage rights with third parties.

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Rights Clearance

Our rights team will help secure and renew the licenses for music, clips, photos, and other IP.

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Data Entry/Reporting

We help capture your day-to-day operational data, as well as provide insights through daily, weekly and monthly reports.

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Blending our legal and data science skills, we can create the rights and asset metadata that drives your system’s functionality.

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Contract Indexing

We help make contracts “smart” by extending our meta-tagging capabilities to capture machine-readable metadata points around your contracts, both past and present.

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Resource Linking

We connect your rights, royalties and digital asset data by linking key IP  resources, such as contracts, policies and assets.

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Data Governance

Data integrity is paramount to making decisions. We help ensure the highest quality through analysis, validation and normalization processes.

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Learn More

Read our articles, white papers and presentations.


In the Press

A selection of features in the media and press.

Rights.tech interview with Ed Klaris

August 10, 2016


Our Team

Meet our executive team.

Ed Klaris, Managing Partner/CEO

In January 2015, Ed founded KlarisIP, a law and strategy firm, focused on copyright, trademark, media and technology law, as well as rights and royalty management advisory services. Because of its great success in the market, in 2016, KlarisIP and Klaris Law divided, with the former being a consulting and managed services firm and the latter strictly a law firm.

Prior to 2015, Ed spent nearly 20 years in the media and entertainment sector, deeply involved in digital transformation, managing through secular change, and leading efforts to diversify and grow revenue streams in traditional media and entertainment companies. As Senior Vice President Editorial Assets & Rights at Condé Nast for more than eight years, he led rights and asset management. In that role, Ed was also the executive in charge of international growth, and led domestic business affairs and business development for all 18 Condé Nast brands and the company’s entertainment division, including movie and TV deals, rights-in, rights-out, advertising, and joint marketing. He managed a department of more than 50 people, with P&L responsibility for all non-advertising or subscription-relating businesses at the company.

Prior to this, Ed served as general counsel for The New Yorker magazine, media counsel at ABC, Inc., and as a litigator at the leading media and intellectual property firm, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. He is a former chair of the New York State Bar Committee on Communications Law, and has been a professor at Columbia Law School since 2005 where he teaches media and intellectual property law. Ed speaks around the world on IP, rights and royalty management, and he regularly writes about these topics as well as myriad legal issues. He lives and works in New York City.

Brian Cross, Partner/CIO

Brian is a founding partner at KlarisIP. He oversees the solution architecture of both the consulting and managed services divisions. His focus is on building actionable strategies to help organizations transform their data and workflow processes.

Prior to KlarisIP, Brian spent 14 years working at the intersection of content, rights and data. His experience spans a diverse range of industries from publishing to education to financial services. He has held roles at Macmillan Learning, AIG, Condé Nast, ArtStor and Pratt Institute. At Condé Nast, he helped to implement the company’s first enterprise digital asset management and semantic/taxonomy systems. As a director at Condé Nast, his day-to-day responsibilities included the planning and management of the company’s digital assets and rights systems. These systems facilitated a robust metadata, content conversion and syndication workflow for Condé Nast’s 150 US and international brands. Brian continued this work at AIG and Macmillan Learning, where he helped to develop content workflows, metadata frameworks and guide system implementation.

In his career, Brian has worked across a broad range of application categories, including DAM, Contract/Rights Management, ERP, ECM, CMS and Semantic Management. Brian holds an MLIS from Pratt Institute and has been an active participant in the data standards community. He lives and works in New York City.

David Lipsey, Partner/CRO

David is a founding partner at KlarisIP. He is well known as a Founder of the field of Digital Asset Management (DAM) and a consistent innovator in defining – and redefining DAM and its relationship to business strategy, rights, valuation and growth. David has worked extensively with clients throughout the United States and Europe in creating value from their digital assets – and setting in place the organizational and strategic processes to achieve success with this. David is serving in his ninth year as Global Chair of the Henry Stewart Conferences on the Art & Practice of Managing Digital Media. He’s a leader in setting the ever-changing “context” for DAM – as in today’s vital connection to rights, risk mitigation, international issues, “smart content” and growing enterprise adoption.

His particular focus in broadcast, licensing and distribution operations sector is reflected in extensive work with Discovery, A+E, Sesame Workshop, The PBS NewsHour, Fox, National Geographic, Viacom, Disney, HBO, Corus, WBGH Boston, WNET Channel Thirteen NYC, Channel Four (UK), Comcast / NBC Universal, DIRECTV and others. This work is complimented by other private sector experience with General Motors, Hasbro, Herman Miller, Genzyme, Garmin, Random House, The New York Times, Thomson Reuters, Chronicle Books, HarperCollins, and dozens more help to create and inform the value of DAM and the related rights and creative issues in any setting. David’s public sector work includes The National Gallery of Art, The Getty, The United States Institute for Peace (PeaceTech Lab), The United States Naval Institute, the American Society for Curriculum Development (ASCD), The National Board of Medical Examiners, USOC / USA Swimming and many others.

Theresa Regli, Chief Strategy Officer

Theresa Regli is Chief Strategy Officer at KlarisIP, advising clients on all strategic aspects of digital transformation & optimization. A former journalist, web developer, taxonomist, and director of content management at a systems integration firm, she has worked equally with technologists, marketers, and content creators for 20+ years. For the past decade, she served as the leading digital asset management market analyst, evaluating over 50 vendors as part of her research practice with The Real Story Group. She is also the author of the definitive book on managing media and digital marketing assets, Digital & Marketing Asset Management: The Real Story of DAM Technology & Practice, published by Rosenfeld Media in 2016.

Theresa has advised over 20% of the Fortune 500, as well as a broad breadth of cultural & heritage institutions. Her clients have included Unilever, Coca-Cola, Ubisoft, IKEA, General Mills, The British Museum, Christie’s, and Nestlé. She lives and works in the London Borough of Greenwich, with regular returns to her hometown of Philadelphia.

Samantha Bing, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Analytics 

Samantha is a Senior Vice President at KlarisIP.  Her primary responsibilities include shaping the strategic direction for clients via analytics, financial planning and industry research.  Her expertise lies within setting the foundation for process improvements, competitor analysis and conducting key management workshops.  Samantha’s passion resides in understanding the client needs and developing innovative solutions to increase efficiency, transparency, and shareholder value. 

Samantha has a proven track record of delivering results in financial services, consumer products and prestige/art industries.  As the Global Strategist at Christies, the world’s largest auction house, she activated global solutions, expanded current business models and established entry into emerging markets.  Samantha was head of Strategic Planning on the Institutional side of JPMorgan Asset Management, where she established benchmarks of KPIs and metrics of success via system implementations, client segmentations, and scorecards.  Previous to her executive positions, Samantha was a Management Consultant specializing in Financial Service companies where she assessed the strategic needs of multi-national firms, identified future growth opportunities and execution of performance, financial, and process measurement analytics. 

Samantha holds a BS in Finance and Marketing as well as an MBA in Global Business, Management & Leadership from New York University, Stern School of Business.  Her personal interests include swimming, four wheeling, sporting clays shooting, yoga and meditation.  She lives in New York City with her plants.


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KlarisIP is based out of New York City.

475 Park Avenue South, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10016


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