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 Indiana, which are protected in part by copyright and trademark laws.

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. Under Indiana law, the holder of a copyright has the right to negotiate licenses for the production of the copyrighted material that others might want to use. Whether you can receive a copyright, the procedure for getting one, and how long it lasts once issued are questions determined by entertainment law. With a copyright, you can protect your property rights for the future, or you can simply start licensing it to others.

What is a Trademark?

Commercial brands sometimes choose visible characteristics or symbols that are intended to be associated with their products. These symbols are called trademarks. They can go a long way in the entertainment industry to help buyers better recognize your products. Trademarks do not expire. They are obtained through registration with the U.S. patent and trademark office. Consumers recognize brands better when they have associated trademarks.

How Can a Indiana Attorney Help?

Many attorneys in Evansville 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 Indiana.

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Life in Evansville

Evansville is located in Southern Indiana and is nicknamed the "River City" because it creates a "horseshoe-like bend" on the Ohio River.

The National Civic League named Evansville the "All-American City" in 2004 because of its diversity, stable economy and vitality. In 2008, it was voted the best city in the county to live in by Kiplinger.

Popular attractions include the Angel Mounds Historic Museum, the Mesker Park Zoo, the Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve and the annual Evansville Freedom Festival.

Many large corporations have their headquarters in Evansville. Such corporations include Accuride, Atlas Van lines, Mead Johnson, Old National Bank, Berry Plastics, and Vectren. AK Steel and Toyota also have manufacturing plants there. Overall, the city is pro-business. Therefore, the legal force in Indiana is present and capable of handling all the legal needs of these corporations, as well as Evansville residents.

Overall Evansville is seen as a great place to live.

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