Cost To Trademark A Band Name

Registering your band name as a legal trademark is a key step in your career as an artist. Here we break down the necessary steps in doing so, and take. Continue reading

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4 Legal Basics For The DIY World: Artists, Authors, Creators, & Musicians

Here, entertainment lawyer and industry veteran Wallace Collins breaks down the four legal essentials for do-it-yourself creatives navigating the choppy legal waters of copyright and publishing. Guest post by Wallace. Continue reading

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Instagram • Guitarist Mistakes • Trademark Rights • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, our contributors shared insights on how Instagram influencers earn money, how artists can sustain their energy while on tour, what exactly a trademark/trademark rights are, and. Continue reading

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UMG Attempts To Block O-Town’s Trademark Application Over Its Motown Label

In a recent move, Universal Music Group has thrown down the copyright tire spikes, attempting to block the MTV era group O-Town from applying for a trademark, alleging the band's. Continue reading

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Cardi B Can’t Trademark ‘Okurrr says US Patent Office

U.S. Patent and Trademark officials have refused Cardi B’s attempt to trademark her popular catchphrase “Okurr,” striking down any plans to profit from the phrase.

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Registering Your Band Name, Logo

Even in the early stages of brand development, it's a good practice for bands or solo artists to take the time to register their name, and any particular logos associated. Continue reading

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Apple Files ‘Apple Music for Business’ Trademark

Move over Muzak, Apple has filed a trademark application for "Apple Music For Business." The filing covers "broadcast and transmission of streamed music, audio, video, and multimedia content by means. Continue reading

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Ruby Tuesday Restaurant Sues Band Of Same Name For $2M

Ruby Tuesday is suing Ruby Tuesdays, a lawsuit between a restaurant chain and a band. Ruby Tuesday, the restaurant, is suing a 'penniless' rock band of the same name for $2. Continue reading

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Rap vs Pap: Dr Dre Loses Trademark Battle With Gynecologist Dr Drai

In a surprising clash of music and medicine, Dr. Dre faced defeat at the conclusion of a trademark battle he waged against Pennsylvania OB/GYN Dr. Drai, with the former rapper. Continue reading

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