What is Entertainment Law?

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Entertainment law is the package of services, including contracts and copyrights, that is intended for pieces of entertainment like books, movies and visual arts. In the entertainment industry, protecting your work from being exploited or plagiarized by others is an imminent concern. Copyright and trademark laws protect artists in Virginia, and are among a body of laws that defines the intellectual property rights of those working in the entertainment field.

What is A Copyright?

With a copyright, a party has the right to exclusively produce a certain 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 Virginia also has the exclusive privilege of selling any licenses for the price it chooses. Entertainment law governs whether you can get a copyright, how to apply for one, and how long it lasts once issued. A copyright will allow you to profit from licensing your material to others, or it may simply protect your rights in the piece of entertainment for the future.

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. 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 establish brand identity.

How Can a Virginia Attorney Help?

Entertainment law is sometimes an area of specialization for attorneys in Reston, 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 Virginia.

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Life in Reston

Reston is known internationally for its meticulous planning that aimed at changing post World War II concepts of how to utilize land and create a residential/corporate development in suburban America. That probably why 64,560 Fairfax County residents chose the standout community. It could also be because the schools are so great in the area. There are a number of public and private options and even several opportunities for higher education. Reston has a high proportion of college educated adults, 67%. You can understand then why the average household income is ,221. Reston has a great selection of lawyers who are familiar with local courts. Since Reston is so close to Washington D.C., many Reston lawyers have been licensed in multiple states. Celebrity and political figures live in Reston for the same reasons. Some notable residents of the city include mystery fiction writer Donna Andrews, songwriter and producer to Katy Perry and Britney Spears Benny Blanco, and Delegate Kenneth R. Plum.

Reston has seen much interest and money invested into the city by various technology and Fortune 500 corporations like NII and Sallie Mae. The United States Geological Survey, CNRI, and the National Wildlife Federation are all based out of Reston. Rolls Royce, Google, and other companies recently began putting large installations into the Reston Town Center area. The four-mile direct access from the Washington Dulles International Airport along the Capital Beltway is free. The international companies recognize the savings and also give back to the community. Reston properties are highly sought after because it's such a thriving city with lots of opportunities.

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