Title says it all - is it legal for me to create an open-source video game engine, or any other open-source software, and name it after an established band, person or video game character?


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    I suppose this answer has been downvoted because of course the trademark owners will tell you that you cannot do this. That doesn't mean that it's actually illegal. That depends on what a court would say. If everyone accepted the assertions of their opponents' lawyers, there would be no need for judges.
    – phoog
    Commented Aug 15, 2018 at 8:39

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