What happens if two artists have the same name?
This falls not under copyright law but trademark law, which can be considerably murkier.
There is nothing illegal about two companies or bands or individuals having the same name.
There is a trademark office where you can register trademarks such as names and logos..
Can there be two artists with the same name on Spotify?
Often, bands/artists that have the same or similar names get placed under the same Spotify artist profile or an album gets placed under the wrong artist profile. In order to get this corrected, we need to file something called an Artist Separation.
Can multiple bands have the same name?
So, yes, similar band names happen, and they can cause sticky trademark issues. Therefore, it is helpful to be equipped with proper trademark registration to ensure your trademark ownership.
Can you use a band name that is already taken?
If you try to register a trademark that’s already taken, not only do you not get the trademark, but the filing fees will not be refunded. … If someone is using your ideal band name and they haven’t trademarked it, you can still get the trademark for that name to use it for your band.
How do I protect my artist name?
To prevent others from using your name for any reason, including merchandise, you should register it as a trademark. Once your name is trademarked, you can file suit against others who are using the name without your permission.
Do rappers trademark their names?
However, a rap name is eligible for protection with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Trademarks protect brand names and logos associated with products and services. Therefore, a rapper would fall under the category of a performing artist who provides musical services to the public.