I suppose that is why groups over the past 20 years have had to come up with names like Godspeed You! Black Emperor, I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness, and …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead.
But if you want to name your band something a little more user-friendly, you may run the risk of sharing that band name with another group somewhere out there in the wide world. And despite what you were told by your parents when you were little, this is one case in which you do NOT want to share! Instead, you want to get that puppy trademarked as fast as possible.
Digital Music News recently posted an excerpt from The Future of the Music Business (3rd Edition) by Steve Gordon which is due out later this Spring. In it, Steve discusses why, when, and how you should trademark your band name and logo. Check it out HERE for all the legal details.
-Chris R. at CD Baby
P.S. I believe “You Want to Get That Puppy Trademarked” is still available as a band name. You’re welcome to it!
P.P.S. Need some silly band-name brainstorming ideas? Check out the Band Name Maker.