How to Get a Trademark for My Logo and Brand Name – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered


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How to get a trademark for my logo and brand name.

I’m entertainment business attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is asked and answered, where I answer your questions so you can take your career and business to the next level.

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Rights of Publicity and Privacy in True Crime Stories – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered


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Tom has a terrific question about recounting a true-crime story from long ago…

Hi, I’m attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

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Things to do for your business before the holidays get in the way.

Things to do for your business before the holidays get in the way.

This Post originally appeared in November, 2014.  Each year around this time, we repost it as a service to our clients and colleagues.

Thanksgiving, and the Winter holiday chaos that ensues are just around the corner. Once they arrive, most non-retail businesses can expect things to go into a sort of “standby” mode until after the new year. the entertainment industry, in particular, goes pretty quiet at this time of the year.

A few to-dos

So, before the holidays really start getting in the way, here are a few to-do items you might consider to make sure your business hits the ground running in the New Year.

Protect your intellectual property

For many of us, especially those in Entertainment and Media, intellectual property like Copyrights and Trademarks are our primary, most valuable assets.

Yet many folks, individuals and businesses alike, neglect taking the important (and relatively simple) steps necessary to protect these assets against loss by infringement, dilution or downright theft.

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Podcasting the Law… of Podcasting – Episode 79

  The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at http://entertainmentlawupdate.com Here’s what we talked about… Maria Pallante “reassigned” at Library of Congress; Resigns (Quick update)  Lenz v. Universal:  Is Supreme… Continue Reading

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Music Rights in Video of Play – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: http://firemark.com Scott asks a tricky question about music rights for video of a stage production… Hi, I’m attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level. Continue Reading

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How To Get Permission to Use a Song in a Film or Video – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: http://firemark.com Music Rights – How do you get permission to use a song in your video or film? Hi, I’m Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer common entertainment law questions, so you can take your entertainment industry career and business, or just your hobby, to the next level. Continue Reading

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Posting Cover Videos of Songs – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: http://firemark.com Can you cover a song and post a video of it on your YouTube or Facebook? Hi, I’m Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer common entertainment law questions, so you can take your entertainment industry career and business, or just your hobby, to the next level. This… Continue Reading

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Fair Use: Presidential Debate Footage – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: http://firemark.com Paul has a question about using clips from a presidential debate from years ago on his radio show. Hi, I’m attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level. Continue Reading

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The end is near…

That is the time you have remaining…. Until the end of the year, that is. October, and the beginning of the 4th Quarter of 2016 is upon us, and before you know it, we’ll be into the Holiday season, and scrambling to get our business wrapped up for the year. Now is the time for a… Continue Reading

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Actor Liability for Content – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: http://firemark.com Can an actor or voice artist be liable for performing scenes or quotes from existing plays, movies and TV shows? Hi, I’m attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level. Continue Reading

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