What is Entertainment Law?

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Entertainment law includes legal services, such as contracts and copyrights, that are aimed at protecting pieces of entertainment like books, movies and visual arts. Plagiarism and other types of exploitation often threaten the products of those who work in the entertainment industries. In Texas, the intellectual property rights of artists are protected by several laws that includes copyright and trademark provisions.

What is A Copyright?

A copyright is the legal right to exclusively produce a certain medium, such as art, movies and writing. Others are prevented from using or reproducing your copyrighted materials without your consent. When a copyright holder gives consent for others to use the protected material, it is called a license. A copyright holder in Texas also has the exclusive privilege of selling any licenses for the price it chooses. 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. Trademarks, unlike copyrights, do not expire. However, they must be registered with the U.S. patent and trademark office. Once you have your trademark, establishing brand identity becomes much easier.

How Can a Texas Attorney Help?

Entertainment law is sometimes an area of specialization for attorneys in Bryan, 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 Texas.

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Life in Bryan

Bryan is located in Texas's Brazos County, with a population nearing 76,300 people. It is surrounded by Brazos Valley and College Station. Specifically, it is near Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Austin. As evidence, Bryan has a convenient central location!

Bryan's economy is primarily driven by Texas A M University, the Bryan Independent School District, Sanderson Farms, St. Joseph Regional Health Center, Alenco, and the City of Bryan. The legal industry also has a presence in Bryan because many attorneys call Bryan home. Also, with Bryan being so central to many large cities with top-tier law firms, local businesses and residents have access to top notch legal services.

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