Breakin' the Law?
December 31, 2012 3:38 PM Subscribe
Can I use a trademarked fictional character's name in a song title? This will be published to CD and vinyl.
posted by l2p to law & government (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Wrote a song using the name of a Star Trek TNG character as the title. It's ready to be printed, and I'd rather not change it. The question is whether this falls under fair use, or if anybody would care. If Nirvana can do Smells Like Teen Spirit, Sex Pistols can do EMI, Ronnie and the Daytonas can do Little GTO-- and those are all actual products-- is there any reason I can't just move forward with this? Initial run of 600 pressed copies total, if that matters.