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I have been working on a brand for a while, I have multiple designs and each design is based off of the logo, which is a clean styled text.

If the name of my brand was inspired/is an existing song title, is their title protected under a copyright?

Notes:

  1. I'm in the USA
  2. My brand makes no reference to the singer or song in general
  3. My brand name is just the same as the song title
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The US Copyright Office does not recognize copyright in titles: https://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ34.pdf

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  • Does that also extend to album 'titles' ? – knocked loose Apr 21 '17 at 16:18
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No, but you can protect them with a trademark.

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  • It really depends on how the song title has been used. It won't always be eligible for a trademark. – jimsug Apr 22 '17 at 10:49

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