What is Entertainment Law?

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Entertainment law is a branch of law concerned particularly with the property issues that surround 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. Copyright and trademark laws in New Jersey are intended to safeguard 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 given form of entertainment, requiring any others who want to use it to get consent first. Under New Jersey 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 determines the process for getting a copyright and how long it lasts once issued. These concerns are important as you go about protecting your property rights or licensing your work to others.

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, unlike copyrights, do not expire. However, they must be registered with the U.S. patent and trademark office. Once you have your trademark, creating brand identity becomes much easier.

How Can a New Jersey Attorney Help?

Entertainment law is sometimes an area of specialization for lawyers in Middletown, 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 New Jersey.

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Life in Middletown

Middletown, a.k.a. Middle Township, is in Monmouth County, New Jersey. It was originally formed on October 31, 1693 and became a township via an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798.

Interestingly, in 2006, 2008, and 2010 Middletown was voted in the Top 100 list for the Best Places to Live by CNN Money Magazine.

Middletown is also home to many practicing attorneys who are able to provide local businesses and residents with the appropriate legal guidance.

Past and present famous residents include Pete Capella, Knowshon Moreno, Christian Peter, Jason Peter, Maury Povich, Geraldo Rivera, E.W. Swackhamer, Kevin Smith, Bob Tucker, Billy Van Zandt, Max Weinberg, Bill Weber, Tom Wilkens, and Brian Williams.

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