Asked in Intellectual Property for New York

Q: To what extent is the variation of the trademark name considered illegal?

We are designers freelancers called twisted sisters design and twisted sisters creative. We where contacted by a lawyer of Twisted Sister (80's band)

Saying that we have to change our name (although is different from theirs), delete our social accounts and give them our domain or they will sue us. Just wondering is this legal? Can they actually sue us? We are not even in the same industry! Thanks.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Ray Beckerman
Ray Beckerman
  • Forest Hills, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: The fact that you're not in the same industry is an argument you can make in defending the case, but there is no guarantee you will prevail. You should hire experienced trademark litigators like my firm.

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