What is Entertainment Law?

Find the right Entertainment attorney in Dearborn, MI

Entertainment law offers services such as contracts and copyrights that are particularly designed for pieces of entertainment like books, movies and visual arts. Working in the entertainment industry, you will want to safeguard your work from being exploited or plagiarized. In Michigan, the intellectual property rights of artists are safeguarded by several laws that includes copyright and trademark provisions.

What is A Copyright?

A party holding a copyright can exclusively produce a given form of entertainment, requiring any others who want to use it to get consent first. Under Michigan law, the holder of a copyright has the right to negotiate licenses for the production of the copyrighted material that others may want to use. 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.

What is a Trademark?

Commercial brands sometimes choose visible characteristics or symbols that are intended to be linked 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 acquired through registration with the U.S. patent and trademark office. Consumers recognize brands better when they have associated trademarks.

How Can a Michigan Attorney Help?

An attorney in Dearborn 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, lawyers may give direction on how to best proceed when seeking a copyright or trademark recognition in Michigan.

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Life in Dearborn

Dearborn is in Wayne County, Michigan. It is the eighth largest city in the state. Ford Motor Company has its world headquarters in Dearborn, and the city is the home of Henry Ford. In fact, there is a community college (Henry Ford Community College) named after Mr. Ford. Another interesting fact about Dearborn is that it has an attraction called The Henry Ford, which is America's largest indoor-outdoor museum complex.

Along with Mr. Ford, some other notable residents include Johnny Pacar, Stavros Paskaris, George Peppard, Rima Fakih, David Burtka, Derek Lowe, Bob Seger, and Nancy Milford.

Some of the largest employers in Dearborn include Ford, the Oakwood Health System, Visteon, Dearborn Board of Education, Lear, United Technologies Auto, and Dearborn Stamping Plant.

Dearborn is also home to many attorneys who work in law offices and firms, and practice in various areas of law. Thus, the legal needs of residents and businesses is in good hands.

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