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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Copyright and Entertainment / Sports for Arizona on
Q: This question is about how songs are registered

In music, if the agreement is non exclusive where they get the publishing and you retain your writers (for music licensing), how will companies/Ascap etc know when YOU got something placed as opposed to the company you sign this type of deal with? So you get your writers and publishers share when... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Oct 25, 2019

Your question is confusing.

The collection of royalties can be accomplished in several ways. Directly negotiating and collecting with every organization, or using some of the agencies that exist that license and charge for your music, lyrics, etc directly. They then distribute the money....
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2 Answers | Asked in Entertainment / Sports, Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Arizona on
Q: Can "Entertainment Inc." Purchase property? Multiple Properties?

If I own an entertainment corporation can I purchase property in my corporations name. I want to purchase 2 commercial properties. Both will be a storage/warehouse for equipment but in separate states because I provide entertainment services in different states and hate shipping equipment back... Read more »

Peter H. Westby
Peter H. Westby answered on Jun 8, 2018

Provided your corporation's governing documents allow it, your corporation can purchase real estate. Check with a lawyer in each state where you plan to purchase property. You may need to register your corporation as a foreign corporation doing business in each state. Your local lawyer will know.

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1 Answer | Asked in Entertainment / Sports and Gaming for Arizona on
Q: Can Gaming Events offer cash prizes if children enter the event?

People pay to enter a gaming event, things often referred to as "E-Sports". These events offer cash prize pools based on percentages for placement. If children are present, and/or enter the gaming event, are there laws and restrictions the Gaming Event Organizers should be aware of to avoid legal... Read more »

Carrie A. Ward
Carrie A. Ward answered on Apr 15, 2018

You will need to make sure the structure of your game does not trigger an illegal lottery concern. Illegal lotteries consist of 3 elements: (1) provision of a prize; (2) chance; and (3) consideration (i.e., money is paid to play). Event organizers should consult experienced promotions and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Entertainment / Sports and Intellectual Property for Arizona on
Q: I own tokemaster.com and I see people trying to trademark tokemaster. I have been using it for almost 9 years now.

Is it possible for someone else to trademark the name when I have been using for 9 years as TokeMaster.com

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Dec 28, 2015

If you have a trademark and someone violates your trademark, you can ask them to cease and desist. An intellectual property lawyer can advise based on your specific situation.

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