How do I copyright a band name?
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Posted by Steve Bell on January 24, 2002 at 00:46:44:
After no small amount of research I'm still unclear as to which routes I must follow to copyright the name of my London (UK)-based band. I've been onto such sites as bandname.com, where it appears that more than one person can register the same name. This then leads to the question of what happens when one band begins to become successful using that name, and then after a while John Doe in Sleepyville, TX (no offence, Texans) comes along and claims, "That's the name of *my* band."
Therefore, what I am trying to ascertain is how I go about registering the name to prevent anybody else *anywhere* using the same name, if such a thing exists.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Steve Bell, London, UK
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