Re: Copywriting a band name in UK/International
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Posted by Stephen L. Anderson on April 05, 2001 at 01:58:06:
In Reply to: Copywriting a band name in UK/International posted by Ed on March 26, 2001 at 11:12:23:
Yes - You can check it out for your yourself at:
However it's a TRADEMARK that you seek - not a copyright.
1) Copyright is a form of protection provided to authors of "original works of authorship", including literary, artistic, dramatic, musical, graphic arts and other creations.
Song lyrics, musical compositions and sound recordings may be protected under copyright law - but BAND NAMES cannot.
Copyright protects the author's original expression as contained in a creative work but DOES NOT usually extend to any idea, procedure, process, method, system, discovery, name or short title or slogan.
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2) Trademark law protects distinctive names, titles, slogans and symbols that are used by their owners in business or commerce.
Names may be eligible for trademark protection if the name is used by an artist, performer or band to promote the sale of certain goods or services;
Our firm assists in the protection of trademarks, band names and celebrity names by offering Registration, Counsel and Enforcement services.
From our offices in Irvine and San Francisco California, our attorneys work with agents and local affiliates to coordinate registrations in faraway places like the UK and the European Communit (CTM) to preserve and protect our client’s valuable intellectual property rights.
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