Miami, FL asked in Copyright and Entertainment / Sports for Florida

Q: Can I copyright the word “Désirée” for music entertainment purposes?

Can I use a group name and copyright it for entertainment purposes?

2 Lawyer Answers
Evelyn Suero
Evelyn Suero
  • Entertainment & Sports Law Lawyer
  • Miami, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Names that are used to identify the source of goods or services, such as a group providing entertainment services, may be registered as trademarks. This is different from registering literary or musical works for copyright protection. Consult with a trademark attorney for more information.

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Allison Higgins
Allison Higgins
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Helotes, TX

A: It seems like you are thinking of a trademark. You would need to conduct a trademark clearance search to determine if the name is available and then file for registration. I would highly suggest hiring a trademark attorney to complete the search and prepare the application for your best changes of registration. I would be more than happy to offer you a free initial consultation.

Best of luck!

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