Can I Trademark My Band Name?
You can trademark a band’s name if you perform live under the band’s name or if you sell your band’s music under that name. Band names are treated just like business names and brand names by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). As a result, band names are given the same protection.
Of course, if you want to protect more than just your band name, you can also trademark your band’s logo and slogan.
Since your band’s unique name identifies and distinguishes your band from others, it is incredibly important to trademark your band’s name in order to prevent other bands from a name that is so similar to yours that it could cause confusion among your fans. After all, the last thing any band wants is to have another group cash in on your success.
If you have formed a band, are selling music, or performing shows, contact us today to speak with trademark attorney Eric Norton to discuss the importance of trademarking your band’s name, logo, and slogan.