Can I use the name of an already-existent band for my fictional one?

Asked by: Jessica Carter

According to the Law Office of Alan Korn it is not possible to ‘copyright’ a band name, but there are other ways to protect it from being ‘stolen’ by another band. That said, this seems to apply more to two real bands having the same name rather than your situation.

Can I use a band name that already taken?

To legally prevent you from using the name, they would have to show that the name has been in continuous use for commercial purposes in the same jurisdiction as you (which these days arguably covers your jurisdiction because of the reach of the internet). From what you say, it seems very unlikely that they could do so.

Can you name a band after a fictional character?

Yes, you can adopt a fictional character’s name as your stage name, unless it is also used for the same or similar purpose by other performers.

Can I use a song name for my band?

But they’re all right ^, it’s words, there’s no legal repercussions for taking the name of a song and using it to name your band.

Can you name a band after an album?

One of the easiest ways to come up with a band name is to look at the music and lyrics of some of your favorite bands. Look at album titles, song names, and certain phrases in lyrics. Typically you will find something that could work as a band name.

Can I name my band after another band?

So, yes, similar band names happen, and they can cause sticky trademark issues. Therefore, it is helpful to be equipped with proper trademark registration to ensure your trademark ownership.

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Can there be 2 bands have the same name?

Two (or more) bands with the same name. But let’s face it: with millions of bands online, there’s actually a decent chance another active group has exactly the same name as you. And the likelihood two bands with the same name increases if you are managing or working with several artists.

What band names are not taken?

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  • Logan ‘s Sun.
  • Icy London.
  • Giant Rats of Sumatra.
  • Klondike Kittens.
  • Finches of Attica.

What is a cool band name?

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Cool Band Name Ideas.

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The Badlands Loophole 3 Day Rain
Savage Groove Rug Cutter Western Front
Agatha Is Dead! Stitcher Bloodline

How do I find out if an artist name is taken?

Search your rap name in the trademark database and see if it’s already taken

  1. Step 1: Visit the Search Trademark Database.
  2. Step 2: Scroll down and click the “Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)” button.
  3. Step 3: Select the Basic Word Mark Search option:
  4. Step 4: Enter your rap name and press the “Submit Query” button.