Patenting Art & Entertainment: New Strategies for Protecting Creative Ideas

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Nolo, 2004 - Business & Economics - 346 pages
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Many legal experts argue that copyright law is dying, that artists and entertainers need a new approach to intellectual property protection. Patenting Art & Entertainment provides an answer. This book shows that patent law can protect the methods and processes used to create art and entertainment -- as well as the design and appearance of products. Included are examples in the fields of painting. graphic art, music, architecture, film, furniture design and much more! Co-authored by Gregory Aharonian and Richard Stim, the book shows how to document the creation of your art and entertainment inventions, apply for and obtain a design patent, get a utility patent and do a patent search. Patenting Art & Entertainment provides in-depth (but concise) information of all aspects of this cutting-edge method. It covers how the creation of arts and entertainment became formal sciences, the limitations of copyrights, how the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office handles such applications -- and more.

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About the author (2004)

Gregory Aharonian is the publisher of the newsletter Internet Patent News Service and has earned an international reputation as a patent searcher and iconoclast.

Stim specializes in small business, copyright, patents, and trademark issues at Nolo. He practices law in San Francisco and has represented photographers, software developers, crafts people, publishers, musicians, and toy designers. He is the author of many books, including Whoops I'm in Business, Music Law, and Profit From Your Idea. Stim also produces audiobooks, and performs and records with two bands, MX-80 and angel corpus christi.

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