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Taking an older band's name

Discussion in 'Studio Lounge' started by jonahr, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. jonahr

    jonahr Active Member

    Mar 28, 2011

    I'm new to the forum and I had a question.

    Could I potentially run into trouble by taking the name of a band that released 3 12 inch singles with a name that had one letter different than my chosen name?

    what if their last release in 1986 had the exact same spelling as mine?

    It's almost impossible to find info on this band online and it wasn't till I was deep into the project that I found this old band.

    no you tube videos, no nothing. should I be concerned?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. jonahr

    jonahr Active Member

    Mar 28, 2011
    I should also note that the song has never appeared on cd, so it is not an active band.
  3. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Moderator Resource Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    currently Billings
    If that band trademarked their name you should be concerned. You can do a copyright/trademark search through a lawyer or if you're industrious enough you can have a go at it yourself.
  4. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    Dont do it.....you'll never be the Beatles......!

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