What is Entertainment Law?

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Entertainment law offers services such as contracts and copyrights that are specifically designed for pieces of entertainment like books, movies and visual arts. In the entertainment industry, protecting your work from being exploited or plagiarized by others is an imminent concern. Copyright and trademark laws protect artists in Illinois, and are among a body of laws that defines the intellectual property rights of those working in the entertainment field.

What is A Copyright?

A copyright for a specific piece of entertainment means that a party has the exclusive right to produce it. If others want to use it, they must first get consent from the copyright holder. When a copyright holder gives consent for others to use the protected material, it is called a license. A copyright holder in Illinois also has the exclusive privilege of selling any licenses for the price it chooses. The procedure for getting a copyright and how long it lasts once issued are governed by entertainment law. Aside from protecting your property rights, getting a copyright will allow you to sell licenses to others.

What is a Trademark?

A symbol or other notable visual characteristic that people associate with a brand is a trademark. Visual cues are key in the entertainment industry to establish product recognition. The U.S. patent and trademark office if responsible for issuing trademark rights, and once issued trademarks are permanent. They can go a long way to establish brand identity.

How Can a Illinois Attorney Help?

An attorney in Quincy has knowledge of entertainment law in your area, and can give you the information you need to decide whether you need a trademark or copyright. Also, attorneys may give direction on how to best proceed when seeking a copyright or trademark recognition in Illinois.

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Life in Quincy

Quincy is nicknamed the "Gem City of Illinois. Perhaps this is so because it lies along the Mississippi River. It is a small city home to about 40,700 people. Interestingly, Quincy used to be the hub for the transportation of riverboats and rail service, connecting many destinations along the river.

Some major corporations located in Quincy include Niemann Foods, Gardner Denver, and Titan Wheel. Other thriving employers include the healthcare industry and school district. Many attorneys also call Quincy home, and practice in many areas of law.

Some popular attractions in Quincy include Temple B'nai Sholom, Quincy Museum, Moorish Castle, Quincy University, and the South Side German Historic District.

All in all, Quincy is a quaint place to live offering its residents small town charm!

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