What is Entertainment Law?

Find the right Entertainment attorney in Rockville, MD

Entertainment law offers services such as contracts and copyrights that are specifically designed for pieces of entertainment like books, movies and visual arts. Working in the entertainment industry, you will want to protect your work from being exploited or plagiarized. Copyright and trademark laws protect artists in Maryland, and are among a body of laws that defines the intellectual property rights of those working in the entertainment field.

What is A Copyright?

With a copyright, a party has the right to exclusively produce a certain form of entertainment. Others who want to use it must first get the consent of 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 Maryland also has the exclusive privilege of selling any licenses for the price it chooses. 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 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. 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 Maryland Attorney Help?

Entertainment law is sometimes an area of specialization for attorneys in Rockville, 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 Maryland.

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Life in Rockville

Rockville is located in Montgomery County, Maryland. It has a population of around 61,209 people. The city is surrounded by Gaithersburg and Bethesda.

Top employers include Westat, Human Genome Sciences, Wolpoff Abramson, Booz Allen Hamilton, Lockheed Martin Information Systems, United States Pharmacopeia, J. Craig Venter Institute, BioReliance, and Banner Life.

Some popular attactions include Glenview Mansion, Rockville Mall, and The Music Center at Strathmore.

Many attorneys have established small law offices in Rockville in order to tend to the legal needs or residents, small businesses, and neighboring cities.

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