What is Entertainment Law?

Alameda County Entertainment Law Attorneys, CA

Find the Right Lawyer Now

Entertainment Law refers to services, such as copyrights and contracts, that deal particularly with entertainment, like movies, books and films. Protecting work from being plagiarized or otherwise exploited is a massive concern for those working in the entertainment industries. In California, the intellectual property rights of artists are safeguarded by several laws that includes copyright and trademark provisions.

What is A Copyright?

A copyright includes the privilege to exclusively produce a given form of entertainment, and the copyright holder must give consent for others to be able to use it. The consent of the copyright holder for others to use the protected material is called a license. In California, the copyright holder has the exclusive privilege of negotiating all licenses it issues. Entertainment law controls whether you can get a copyright, how to apply for one, and how long it lasts once issued. A copyright will allow you to profit from licensing your material to others, or it may simply protect your rights in the piece of entertainment for the future.

Find a Alameda County Lawyer that Specializes in Your Area of Need:

Entertainment Law Attorneys and Law Firms in the Largest CA Cities

Show California Cities

What is a Trademark?

A trademark is a symbol or other notable visual characteristic that is associated with a particular commercial brand. In the entertainment industry, they help to establish product recognition. Although they do not expire, trademarks must be obtained through registering with the U.S. patent and trademark office. With your trademark, buyers will begin to recognize your product more easily.

How Can a California Attorney Help?

Entertainment law is sometimes an area of specialization for lawyers in Alameda County, so you may want to speak with them to find out whether you need a trademark or copyright. Also once you do apply, attorneys serve as good guides through the process of obtaining intellectual property right in California.

Find the Right Lawyer Now

Breach of Contract Lawyers in Other California Cities and Towns

Top Rated Lawyers

View attorney profiles and see how other LegalMatch users rate attorneys that may respond to your case.

Business - Transactional Lawyer
LegalMatch Business - Transactional Lawyer Rick Dane M.

Rick Dane M.

Canadian, OK

Business - Transactional

Rating (23 users) ****
See Reviews
Business - Transactional Lawyer
LegalMatch Business - Transactional Lawyer Andrew J.

Andrew J.

Carroll, MD

Business - Transactional

Rating (1 users) *****
See Reviews
Business - Transactional Lawyer
LegalMatch Business - Transactional Lawyer Christopher F.

Christopher F.

Sussex, NJ

Business - Transactional

Rating (6 users) ****
See Reviews
Business - Transactional Lawyer
LegalMatch Business - Transactional Lawyer William A.

William A.

Essex, MA

Business - Transactional

Rating (2 users) *****
See Reviews

Need a Business Lawyer?

No obligation - Lawyers compete for your case. Choose your issue & get started now: