What is Entertainment Law?

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Entertainment law includes legal services, such as contracts and copyrights, that are aimed at safeguarding pieces of entertainment like books, movies and visual arts. In the entertainment industry, safeguarding your work from being exploited or plagiarized by others is an imminent concern. In Pennsylvania, the intellectual property rights of artists are safeguarded by several laws that includes copyright and trademark provisions.

What is A Copyright?

With a copyright, a party has the right to exclusively produce a given form of entertainment. Others who want to use it must first get the consent of the copyright holder. When a copyright holder gives consent for others to use the protected material, it is called a license. A copyright holder in Pennsylvania also has the exclusive privilege of selling all licenses for the price it chooses. Whether you can get a copyright, the procedure for getting one, and how long it lasts once issued are questions determined by entertainment law. With a copyright, you can protect your property rights for the future, or you can simply start licensing it to others.

What is a Trademark?

A trademark is a symbol or other notable visual characteristic that is associated with an individual commercial brand. In the entertainment industry, they help to establish product recognition. 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 Pennsylvania Attorney Help?

In Bethlehem, many lawyers have specialized in the field of entertainment law. If you feel you need a copyright or a trademark, legal experts can explain the benefits and guide you through the process of obtaining them in Pennsylvania

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Life in Bethlehem

Bethlehem is a part of Lehigh and Northhampton Counties in Pennsylvania. It is a decently sized city with around 75,000 people.

Major employers that have a presence in Bethlehem include the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, Bethlehem Steel, Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, and St. Luke's Hospital.

Along with these employers, lawyers also have a presence in the city. Many attorneys practice in law offices or firms in Bethlehem, and focus on providing personalized services to their clients.

Attractions include the Stefko Boulevard Shopping Center, the SouthSide Film Festival, NEARFest, the Banana Factory, Zoellner Arts Center, Sands Casino Resort, and the Lehigh Canal.

Interestingly, many celebrities have called Bethlehem home at some point in their life. These celebrities include John Andretti, Chuck Bednarik, Jonathan Frakes, Mel Harris, Dwayne Johnson, Gary Lavelle, Billy Packer, John Spagnola, and Jonathan Taylor Thomas.

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