Powell, TN asked in Intellectual Property for Tennessee

Q: I have a partial book draft on my wife’s life which is receiving interest from other writers? How do I protect my IP.

My wife’s life and passing were of national interest, so a timely decision on a book is a wise idea. How do I retain the intellectual property I am producing if I choose to collaborate with another writer who has a professional writing career and who has approached me about the subject.

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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: You need to hire a competent Patent Lawyer to properly copywrite your material. He will be able to arrange protection prior to you giving away everything.

Henry Ambrose
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  • Franklin, TN
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A: Look for a lawyer who regularly works with copyright law and publishing contracts. This can be a complicated situation to cover properly and not suited to simple on-line answers. If the work you have done has commercial value, it is probably worth consulting a qualified lawyer who can carefully analyze the details of your situation.

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