An article I recently co-authored with Elizabeth M. Dukette (a recent law student intern at our firm) has been published by the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law in its LANDSLIDE magazine.
“[O]btaining trademark registrations in a band name or other marks used by an artist can be useful to protect profits and prevent the dilution of a valuable brand. Further, taking the steps to clearly identify who owns what part of that bundle of rights upon dissolution could prevent long, expensive, and potentially damaging litigation.”
The article discussed efforts by musicians to protect their brands, as well as frequent trademark pitfalls that they often encounter. The article discusses why trademark registration is valuable when it is available for musicians and other artists.
Please enjoy and share the article, and let me know any feedback you have in the comments below.