Trademarked Names in Song Lyrics
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Posted by Conner Smith on January 24, 2002 at 13:16:14:
M. Arthur, you've sure answered a lot of interesting copyright questions here. You are certainly very nice to take the time to do this. I've searched this forum and found no existing answer to my own question... so here goes:
What is the law surrounding the use of trademarked business names such a UPS or Fed EX or Walmart in a song lyric?
I recall hearing at one time, that the company's permission was required before doing this, but some things I'v heard on the radio in recent years make me wonder if my information is dated?
Is permission still required to use trademark names in song lyrics, or is that somehow now construed as "fair use?"
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