Q: Can my book title use the phrase "that's not my" in its title. I wrote my book in mid 2000's but never published it.
I wrote a book in 2007 with my husband but we never published it. It has "That's not my" in the title. We sent a registered copy of it to ourselves in a still unopened envelope. We're not sure of the trademark rules and would be grateful for advise of whether or not we would need to change the title of our book
Titles of books are not copyrightable by themselves, even though the content of the book itself is.
However, THAT'S NOT MY has been registered by Usborne Publishing Limited (UK) as a trademark for a series of children's books. For that reason, you may risk infringing that company's mark by using it for similar goods.
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