It really comes down to how it's being used, then in cases of disagreement, who can prove they've established it more.
A trademark is more the logo than the word. The "Mark in trade". I've had people try to argue they've used my graphic novel titles, and lose, because my stuff is far more established. If whatever you're looking up isn't established as a band name, take it and do what you do - which is build good bands with fans and all that, then don't look back.
And, my vote:
Sammy Solar and the Meat Frets.
Originally Posted by jacksonplayer
European law may be different, but under U.S. law you might be on solid ground to use the name for a band under these circumstances. Using the word for a place name in a game is a minor use and vastly different than a band name.
Trademarks are funny things, because even registered names can often be used by different people/companies as long as there's no chance for confusion between the two or any possibility that one party's use of the trademark would "dilute" the other party's use of it. Unlike copyright law, trademark infringement is not as clear-cut, since it depends on the circumstances of each case.
All makes sense!
06-10-2019, 10:21 AM
Originally Posted by bigdave
Beefy Bulge Band :smoking:
Or "The big rubber bulge band" and every album cover is a lifted 4x4 with a bulge on one tire.