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Re: OT: Naming rights

That's my understanding of trademark law as well, though I guess how
unique and specific the phrase is may also have something to do with
it. A few other things to consider - with all the company slogans and
songwriters out there, I'm sure there's a certain amount of overlap
expected. I'd probably be more worried that a listener might think you
got the phrase from the company, and that would change their
perception of it. That happened with my quiet sad little ballad
"Aflack Aflack".

But for a number of reasons, I don't think you'd have to worry about
legal stuff.

Matt Davignon

On 6/25/07, Michael Plishka <mike@michaelplishka.com> wrote:
> Was out for a bike ride and an amazing refrain came to my head.  I came 
> home and did a quick google and there's a company with that phrase as 
> trademark.  My gut feeling (and the little bit I know about trademark law
> from a previous job) is that I can use it since it's not competing with 
> (and if the song is good they might want to use it as their theme 
>tune;-) ).
> Thoughts?
> Plish