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serching for a band name

ROB BROWN (174)

Open Guitar Forum · 10/15/2000 2:46 PM
I realise this does not aply to guitar but I was hoping to find an answer some where.

How does one go about serching to see if any body else is using the name you might choose for your band?
Is there some where on the net you can serch with out going broke?
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10/15/2000 5:03 PM

Alvin Mullen (1442) wrote:

Seem like I saw an article on this board somewhere on how to register a name. You do that with the government in Washington DC (I beleive) and if no one else has registered it, it's yours. Then even if someone else is using that name they cannot use it for published recordings as you own it. I know there is more to it and it's more complicated than that, but I have been unable to locate the article with all the information. Maybe it was over on harmony-central.com



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10/15/2000 7:35 PM

Bjrn Van den Eeckhout (2189) wrote:

Dear Rob. I understand where you're comming from, and it's hard enough to find a band name, without the drag of finding out if someone else is using the same one. In my personal experience it has shown that, as long as you don't cash in on someone elses fame, there will be no legal trouble in your path. Now, what does this mean ?
When you decide on a band name there are two options 1) you register the name right away and acquier all rights and privileges to it, if someone else is using it you'll know pretty quickly 'cause you wont be registered 2) you don't register and use the name. In case 2, you'll be getting a letter asking you kindly to stop using that speciffic name if there is a band with the same name. Consult with someone who knows the law in your country before going through with anyting. I know the situation in Belgium, not in the entire world.

P.S.: Let it be obvious that you can't use the name of a very popular band, because in that case the assumption will be made that you are trying to cash in on their succes.

B(j)orn Dead.





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10/16/2000 4:20 PM

ROB BROWN (174) wrote:

thanks for your response.
Rob



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10/16/2000 4:18 PM

ROB BROWN (174) wrote:

thanks dude, I'll check out harmony-central.com my self.
Rob

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10/16/2000 2:43 AM

Charles Gacsi (42523) wrote:

ACRONYM. Possiblity.



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10/16/2000 4:23 PM

ROB BROWN (174) wrote:

Charlie, is your responce an Idea of a name or a place to look?
Good to here from Ya'.
Rob

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10/16/2000 6:49 PM

Alvin Mullen (1442) wrote:


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10/17/2000 2:10 AM

Charles Gacsi (42523) wrote:

Could be the name of a band. Or use all the initials of the members. Or how about the word "COURAGE"

Charlie



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10/17/2000 4:39 PM

ROB BROWN (174) wrote:

courage sounds Intresting. gotta have lots of that in order to put a band to gether as it is. ay!?
Rob

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10/17/2000 4:36 PM

ROB BROWN (174) wrote:

yep, found it last night.
thanks again dude!
Rob

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10/18/2000 1:14 AM

Charles Gacsi (42523) wrote:

Perhaps "Courageous" "Captain Courageous" this was a title of a movie. Or perhaps letters like AAAAA band or some other sequence. How about a "10". Good luck.

Charlie

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10/18/2000 4:10 PM

ROB BROWN (174) wrote:

Are you pickin' on me Charlie?
Rob

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10/18/2000 4:27 PM

Charles Gacsi (42523) wrote:

No. I'm not picking on you. Just doing a little brain storming. Some times that is refered to as a "think tank".

Lots of ideas. It was your quest for a name. So your the "captain" in this moment of time.

I wrote a little composition titled "Make My Day". It wasn't the "movie" type of thought, but rather how a person gave some "light", "care", and "empathy" to another person.

Rob, I don't try ever to pick on anyone. I hope this clarifys my comment and suggestion.

Charlie

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10/18/2000 4:34 PM

ROB BROWN (174) wrote:

Clear charlie. actualy i was just kiddin' around.
I guess it's not a good Idea to do so on paper hugh? some times can be miss leading, sorry.
Rob

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10/18/2000 10:54 PM

Charles Gacsi (42523) wrote:

Dear Rob,
That's ok. I just don't know your humor. And I like to keep friends. So if I express an apology to someone, it only took a minute. And if they were kidding, that's ok too.

Charlie