Re: Re: Re: COPYRIGHT SONG/ARTIST NAME
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on June 21, 2001 at 05:28:01:
In Reply to: Re: Re: COPYRIGHT SONG/ARTIST NAME posted by Oscar Smith on June 20, 2001 at 18:27:13:
: : : HOW DO I COPYRIGHT A SONG?
Dear Mr. Smith,
You go to an Intellectual Property lawyer you can trust.
The copyright law covers the mode of expression you create. Registering it give the right to enforement. The Official Fee is $30 or $550 if you are in a rush to litigate. Then come lawyers fees. You have to start wit the lawyer you can trust as to law and attention to your needs.
Artists names can be protected under the Trademark Law. There are 42 different numbered classes for registration and an a few extra special classes. The Official Government fee is $325 per class plus the attorneys fees.
You can try the yellow pages or a local bar association.
Intellectual Property is national not necessarily local as other legal matters are.
We are in New York but we have registered the original L.L. Bean trademarks from Maine and Avirex and have clients all over the world. There is a fax in our mailbox at this moment from Turkey.
M. Arthur Auslander
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