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Re: OT: Naming rights

hmmm interesting point about the reverse perception of the origins of the 

Thanks Matt!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Matt Davignon" <mattdavignon@gmail.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 3:06 AM
Subject: 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
> www.ribosomemusic.com
> 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 
>> back
>> home and did a quick google and there's a company with that phrase as 
>> their
>> trademark.  My gut feeling (and the little bit I know about trademark 
>> from a previous job) is that I can use it since it's not competing with 
>> them
>> (and if the song is good they might want to use it as their theme 
>> tune;-) ).
>> Thoughts?
>> Plish