Mr. Bienstock is a full-service corporate, entertainment, and intellectual property practitioner, he represents both businesses and individuals. He handles all aspects of complex intellectual property and entertainment transactions including drafting, structuring, and negotiating contracts and licenses for a variety of high-profile clients, many of whom are noted musicians, recording artists, producers and well-known corporations. Recognized nationally as one of the most influential lawyers in the music business, among his many landmark trademark wins was an unprecedented victory against Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Representing 17 guitar manufacturers in the trademark opposition proceeding against Fender, Ron successfully argued that Fender should not be allowed trademark registrations to their most well-known guitar and bass body shapes.
Ron’s many clients include; Shawn Patterson, King Crimson, JHS, Bent Knee, Schecter, Living Colour, Warwick/Framus, Leslie West / Mountain, Simple Plan, Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, Dream Theater, Ryche Chandra and Flying Dreams, EMG, Beth Hart, Collings, Sadowsky, ESP, Peavey, Washburn, Michael Tobias Design, Spector, DiMarzio, Kala, JAM Industries, The Musician Network, Lokai, Fishman, Greg Phillinganes, Aguilar, Washburn, Cannonball, Kyser, David Ellefson, Guild, Barett Strong, WD Music Products, Daisy Rock, Schecter, Dixie Dregs, Telefunken, and many others.
Ron was editor-in-chief and publisher of International Musician & Recording World Magazine and General Counsel to Hoshino, U.S.A. (manufacturer of Ibanez Guitars and Ibanez Electronics, and Tama drums). A recording and performing musician for over 40 years, Ron’s latest project is with ex-Renaissance guitarist, Ryche Chlanda. Ryche Chlanda and Flying Dreams latest LP is available through TransGlobal/Sony/The Orchard.