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. Working in the entertainment industry, you will want to protect your work from being exploited or plagiarized. In New York, the intellectual property rights of artists are protected by several laws that includes copyright and trademark provisions.

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. Under New York 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. 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 trademark is any noticeable characteristic that is associated with something, such as the symbol for a commercial brand. Trademarks can be key to establishing product recognition in the entertainment industry. Although they do not expire, trademarks must be obtained through registering with the U.S. patent and trademark office. With your trademark, buyers will start to recognize your product more easily.

How Can a New York Attorney Help?

Entertainment law is sometimes an area of specialization for attorneys in Irondequoit, 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 York.

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Life in Irondequoit

Irondequoit is located in Monroe County, New York. It has a population of 51,692 per the 2010 census. It is large suburb of Rochester.

Popular sites include Helmer Nature CENTER, Irondequoit Bay Outlet Bridge, Parkside Whispering Pines, Rochester Canoe Club, Seabreeze Amusement Park, and The Flats.

Many attorneys have established practices in the suburb. Therefore, residents and businesses can rest assured because their legal needs can and will be taken care of.

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