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. Protecting work from being plagiarized or otherwise exploited is a massive concern for those working in the entertainment industries. In Rhode Island, the intellectual property rights of artists are safeguarded by several laws that includes copyright and trademark provisions.

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. When a copyright holder gives consent for others to use the protected material, it is called a license. A copyright holder in Rhode Island also has the exclusive privilege of selling all licenses for the price it chooses. 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?

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. A trademark must be registered with the U.S. patent and trademark office, and it does not expire. With a trademark, a company can begin to establish brand identity.

How Can a Rhode Island Attorney Help?

Entertainment law is sometimes an area of specialization for lawyers in Woonsocket, 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 Rhode Island.

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Life in Woonsocket

Woonsocket is located in Rhode Island's Providence COUNTY. Specifically, it is south of Massachusetts. Perhaps one of the main reasons Woonsocket is well-known is because it is home to the headquarters for CVS, the popular pharmacy and drug store chain.

Popular sites include Allen Street Historic District, Frank Wilbur House, Glenark Mills, Hanora Mills, Jenckes Mansion, Linton Block, Main Street Historic District, Pothier House, St. Andrews Episcopal Chapel, Stadium Building, Woonsocket Civil War Monument, and L'Eglise du Precieux Sang.

Famous residents, past and present, include Greg Abate, Rocco Baldelli, Clem Labine, Ambrose Kennedy, Neil Lanctot, William C. Lovering, Bryan Berard, Brian Boucher, Marcel Desaulniers, and Gabby Hartnett.

Woonsocket also has a strong legal force because many attorneys have established small law offices and firms in the city. These offices and firms provide legal services in all areas, allowing local businesses and residents to stay near in order to seek legal guidance.

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