#1
I'm forming a band and we want to call it the name of a popular character in a video game series. Is there any chance of this name being 'copyrighted' (would the gaming company even bother copyrighting a name like that?) Any chance we can get in any shit for this?

I know it's kind of hard to answer without the actual name. But it's not like a main character if that helps.
The Silph Concept
2012
#2
To be honest, just go for it.

There are tons of bands who are named after characters (Atreyu and Aiden being two examples. Cant think of any bands that I actually listen to though XD)

Its also only going to be an issue if your band becomes big.

Best of luck to you anyway
#6
Quote by killerkev321
I dont think you can copyright a name of a character


Probably not Mario for example, but I think Zelda and Solid Snake are both singularly recognizable.
Last edited by Jacques-Henri at Jan 2, 2013,
#7
Quote by Jacques-Henri
Probably not Mario for example, but I think Zelda and Solid Snake are both singularly recognizable.

Wait, what are you saying the difference is between Mario and Zelda/Solid Snake? They're all incredibly popular video game characters.
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#8
Quote by Obder
Wait, what are you saying the difference is between Mario and Zelda/Solid Snake? They're all incredibly popular video game characters.


I think he's saying that Mario is actually a name, whereas you're unlikely to meet someone named Solid Snake or Zelda. Like I couldn't copyright 'Steve' but I could possibly copyright "Earle Squirrelson"
#9
Quote by Telecaster7
I think he's saying that Mario is actually a name, whereas you're unlikely to meet someone named Solid Snake or Zelda. Like I couldn't copyright 'Steve' but I could possibly copyright "Earle Squirrelson"

There's lots of people called Zelda, also before the games. Your point is still good, though.
#10
Quote by Telecaster7
"Earle Squirrelson"


That'll be the name of my first child. Freakin' awesome.
#11
Quote by EmilGD
There's lots of people called Zelda, also before the games. Your point is still good, though.

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#12
Hey guys, I checked out that thread and it helped alot! I think because we wouldn't be in the same 'market' as the game, we're in the clear. Thanks a heap.
The Silph Concept
2012
Last edited by Rustee at Jan 2, 2013,