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(Message started by: syndane on Jan 2nd, 2008, 6:04am)

Title: trademarks in song lyrics
Post by syndane on Jan 2nd, 2008, 6:04am
i belong to a band that does musical parodies.  in one song in particular we list many ag-chemicals both by their active chemical and sometimes by their trademark.

if we publish this song on a CD that we intend to sell for profit and the lyrics contain trademarked names are we at risk for trademark violations?

thanks

Title: Re: trademarks in song lyrics
Post by JSonnabend on Jan 2nd, 2008, 9:37am
Your use likely does not violate any trademark rights.  First, your use may be protected under the First Amendment.  Second, your use is likely "nominative" and therefore not a trademark use.

- Jeff

Title: Re: trademarks in song lyrics
Post by allen moody on Jan 2nd, 2008, 6:36pm
thanks for your advice.  we appreciate it very much.

allen



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