What Is Script, Trademark & Copyright Clearance?

IndieClear specializes in Script, Trademark and Copyright Clearance Reports for independent film.

Script clearance research involves reading and breaking down your script, and identifying all items that represent possible legal conflicts if used as is. This includes character names, business names, product names, organization names, locations, artwork, music, copyrighted or trademarked material, and more.

Easy to understand, Prioritized

This information is presented in an easy-to-use Script Clearance Report that prioritizes the items that need your most immediate attention. In clear language, the nature of the possible conflict is explained and possible solutions are suggested.

Where a conflict exists, we will suggest alternative conflict-free names. For copyrighted or trademarked works, we provide contact information to enable you to contact the rights owner and request permission to use it.

Keeps Costs Low

To help keep your expenses low, we will suggest ways that you can save money on script clearance without diminishing the quality of the script and the filmmaker's vision.

We can also point out factual inaccuracies in your script, such as the jet-engine-powered dirigible used by mummy archaeologists in 1933 (the first experimental jet-powered aircraft flew in 1939).

The IndieClear script clearance report, however, is not a legal opinion. It should be reviewed by your production attorney before approval of the script for production.