1. An initial 1/2 hour consultation:
Typically performed over the phone, this initial consult is cost effective, and can quickly help hammer out uncertainties, questions, or concerns you might have in your creative pursuits as they relate to your business and legal affairs. Often times, artists and creative entrepreneurs just need assistance with clarity behind a few small issues. You'll have my undivided attention and generous assistance to do my best in setting you on the right path, and with the right information you need to move forward. ($150)
2. Trademark Registration:
If you are starting a new business (in the entertainment field or not), the most important thing you can arguably have, is the right to use the name for your business. This is what a trademark is - its the protection of your brand identity. Examples of trademarks you may know of today include Kleenex, Macys, Chobani, Prada, Bad Boy Entertainment, Lady Gaga (yup, musician stage names can get trademark protection too), Shady Records, Fat Possum Records, Pepsi, Huffington Post, Delta Air, and many many more. Let my firm help you protect the all-too-important rights behind your business name with our trademark services.
3. Contracts and agreements of all kinds:
A contract is a legally binding set of promises between various parties. Maybe you need a partnership agreement...or an agreement to sign a new artist to your label...or an agreement for a contractor to perform work for you, such as graphic design or social media. Perhaps you need an agreement for people to work on your new film, or for your music licensing or publishing company. Contact Carriman Law Group for assistance in securing and outlining the rights to your agreements with other people.
Ready to get signed up? Send us a note within the site here: http://www.carrimanlawgroup.com/contact/ or via our contact info below:
Carriman Law Group
Phone: (917) 375-5088
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While trademarks and copyrights are forms of intellectual property, they both protect different property rights.
Copyrights protect the rights to original creative works in fixed tangible format. Typical examples of things subject to copyright protection are original plays, recordings, lyrics, film/tv treatments, novels, and illustrations.
Trademarks protect the rights to brand identities. Examples of brand identities are Greyhound, Kellogs, Xerox, Barnes & Noble, Lancome, Marc Jacobs, Bad Boy Entertainment, Shady Records, Fat Possum Records, and more.
Have a trademark or copyright that you want to protect? Contact email@example.com for assistance.
*Note: This posting does not create an attorney-client relationship, nor does it constitute legal advice. It is expressly and solely provided as general information.
From June 4th-June 5th I had the honor of being one of five official bloggers for the World Creator's Summit (Formerly known as the World Copyright Summit). Below are links for the seven blog articles I covered for the event!
Connecting Creators and Consumers
Maria A. Pallante's Speech - The US Agenda - The Perspective of the Copyright Office.
Collective vs. Direct Licensing
The US Agenda - Time for an Overhaul of Copyright Law
Copyright + Innovation = Growth?
Protecting IP in the Digital Age
Carriman Law Group & Launch Pad Brooklyn Present
Thursday June 6th, 12pm-5pm & 6pm-7pm at Launchpad
721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn NY, 11238
YES, artists, entertainers, new business owners, and new freelancers CAN get completely free legal and business advice - in a cool environment to too!
Join Brooklyn resident Mita Carriman, an Entertainment/Intellectual Property/ Small Business law Attorney on Thursday June 6th at Launchpad Brooklyn for an event to help get your business and legal house in order at an event called "LEGAL-LAUNCH!"
At Legal-Launch, Carriman will be personally offering FREE 15 minute long legal and business consultations on a first come/first come basis to artists, freelancers, and small business from 12pm-5pm.
Then, for those who can't make it for the free one-on-one's during the day, she's also holding a free business and legal workshop from 6pm-7pm to close out the night which can accommodate multiple attendees at one time.
All FREE! Anyone can attend!
Signup sheets for the one-on-one's will be available at launchpad the day of the event. If you can't make it on Thursday, feel free to contact Mita at firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit her firm's website at www.carrimanlawgroup.com. You can also keep up with Mita Carriman on twitter via her handles @nymusiclawyer & @cityartlawyer