What Is Entertainment Law?
Here at The Lemons Law Firm, PLLC, we get that question all the time. There is no special science to it. Entertainment law deals with legal issues that are pertinent to those in the entertainment industry, including musicians, performers, artists, authors, singers, writers, producers, production companies, playwrights, filmmakers and actors.
We negotiate, draft, review and revise contracts in the entertainment industry. We also help you protect your assets and ideas, whether you perform as a group or showcase your individual talents.
Protect Your Creative Or Original Work And Ideas
The United States Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office assist people in registering their works for protection in the ownership of those works. These works are called intellectual property. This term describes the type of property that results from original creative thought, as patents, copyright material and trademarks. To protect your rights to prosecute someone for stealing your work, you must register them with one of these offices.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office processes and approves applications for patents as well as registers trademarks. A trademark is designed to protect everything from colors and sounds to symbols, words or names that will distinguish one source of goods and services from others in the marketplace. Trademarks, unlike patents, can be renewed so long as they are being used in commerce.
A patent protects an invention. Patent law is a specialized field of law and requires an attorney who is licensed to practice patent law. If you have an invention to protect, we highly recommend you seek a licensed and experienced patent attorney to prepare your patent application. For referrals, contact the North Carolina Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service at 800-662-7660.
The U.S. Copyright Office registers copyrights. Its website is very user friendly. Anyone can download the applications and complete them. If you have questions about completing the applications, please contact our office so that we will be happy to assist you with the process.
Contact Us To Learn More About How We Can Help You
We have more than 15 years of legal experience and a creative background to draw from. We will help you understand your rights and legal options. We can help you build a strategy for protecting your rights to make the most of your relationship with the creative arts.