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. It is an imminent concern for those who work in the entertainment industries that their work is never plagiarized or exploited. To safeguard the intellectual property rights of artists, copyright and trademark laws are available to those working in New York.

What is A Copyright?

A copyright is the legal right to exclusively produce a given medium, such as art, movies and writing. Others are prevented from using or reproducing your copyrighted materials without your consent. A license is when a copyright holder gives its permission for another to use the protected material. Negotiating license agreements in New York is the exclusive privilege of the copyright holder. The procedure for getting a copyright and how long it lasts once issued are controlled 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 create 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 create brand identity.

How Can a New York Attorney Help?

Entertainment law is sometimes an area of specialization for lawyers in Utica, 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 Utica

Utica is part of New York's Oneida County. Per the 2010 census, it has a population of 62,235 people.

The city is known for its beautiful attractions. Popular ones include the National Distance Running Hall of Fame, Mohawk Valley Ballet, Sculpture Space, Adirondack Scenic Railroad and Union Station, The Utica Symphony Orchestra, and The Utica Zoo.

Famous residents include Tommy DeCarlo, Chris Garrett, Steve Wynn, Art Mills, Dick Clark, Fran Cosmo, and Ron O'Neal.

Attorneys live and practice in Utica as well. These attorneys practice in many areas of law and focus on providing excellent legal services.

All in all, Utica is a wonderful place to live or visit.

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