Q: I'm a musician and want to name my album "Sith" but Lucasfilm has the word trademarked, can I still name it that?
A: Trademarks can be registered in a number of different "classes" based on their use. You should probably hire an attorney to help you examine which classes LucasFilm has its mark registered in to see if it would conflict with your channel of commerce in music. Ultimately, if there is no conflict, or "likelihood of confusion" as determined by the USPTO's examining attorney, you will be able to obtain a trademark for your band name.
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