What is Entertainment Law?

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Entertainment law is a branch of law concerned specifically with the property issues that surround pieces of entertainment like books, movies and visual arts. Protecting work from being plagiarized or otherwise exploited is a great concern for those working in the entertainment industries. Copyright and trademark laws in North Carolina are intended to protect the intellectual property rights of those who work in the entertainment field.

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. When a copyright holder gives consent for others to use the protected material, it is called a license. A copyright holder in North Carolina 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 North Carolina Attorney Help?

Entertainment law is sometimes an area of specialization for attorneys in Jacksonville, 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 North Carolina.

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Life in Jacksonville

Jacksonville is part of Onslow County, North Carolina. Per the 2010 census, it has a population of 70,145 people. An interesting fact is that Jacksonville is the youngest city in the United States because its age is only 22.8 years. Jacksonville also has a large military presence, and is home to the United States Marine Corps' Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and the Marine Corps Air Station New River.

Some famous people who have been residents are Ryan Adams, Art Bell, Levi Brown, Edward B. Dudley, David Green, Sara Hickman, Marcus Jones, Dian Parkinson, Danielle Peck, and Quincy Monk.

Many attorneys practice in Jacksonville. The attorneys are either solo practitioners or a part of a law firm. Either way, they focus on providing their clients with excellent legal services.

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