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. Artists have certain intellectual property rights in Illinois, which are protected in part by copyright and trademark laws.

What is A Copyright?

A party holding a copyright can exclusively produce a certain form of entertainment, requiring any others who want to use it to get consent first. In order to comply with the entertainment laws in Illinois, someone seeking to use your copyrighted material must negotiate and receive a license or contract from you first. A copyright does not last forever, and all procedures surrounding copyrights are governed by state entertainment laws. You will want to familiarize yourself with the specifics, whether you want to simply protect your property rights or you are interested in selling licenses for your work.

What is a Trademark?

A particular commercial brand may have a symbol or other notable visual characteristic to serve as a trademark. In the entertainment industry, they help to establish product recognition. A trademark must be registered with the U.S. patent and trademark office, and it does not expire. With a trademark, a company may begin to establish brand identity.

How Can a Illinois Attorney Help?

Many attorneys in Waukegan practice in entertainment law. They can give you particularized advice about whether you need a copyright or trademark, and they will also guide you in the process of securing these rights in Illinois.

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Waukegan is located Lake County, Illinois. Specifically, it is situated on the western shore of Lake Michigan.

Waukegan's top employers include the school district and health care system, Uline, Coleman Cable, Medline Industries, WMS Industries, and the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Tourists love to visit Bowen Park, Clockwise Theatre, Ganster Pool, Genesee Theatre, Roosevelt Park, Waukegan History Museum, Waukegan Municipal Beach, and The Fieldhouse.

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