View Full Version : Tales of monkes island...the band?!
12/24/2010, 10:22 am
today i found a facebook page about ToMI...but it isnt our monkey island...its a austrian rockband....
isnt there a copyright on the name?
12/24/2010, 11:25 am
I don't think you can copyright a name.
12/25/2010, 07:02 am
You can copyright a title, though, can't you? Which is was Tales of Monkey Island is.
12/25/2010, 07:04 am
Isaac Asmiov was able to name his book of robot stories "I, Robot" Which was the names of a short story told in the perspective of a robot written a few years later, so I don't think so.
12/25/2010, 08:19 am
You can copyright a title and also a name...depending on the category. For instance, if I make a movie called "The blue giraffe" starring a character named Fifi the Great I have to copyright those two names...but there are different categories.
If Remolay makes a theatre play with a different story, but still named "The blue giraffe", it would be okay. If Rebirth would make his own comic book series entitled Fifi the Great, but starring a character that has no resemblance to mine, it would be okay.
But if StarEye would want to make a movie in which any of those two names appear, he would have to talk to me, otherwise I'd sue his butt. :)
12/25/2010, 08:57 am
Apparently the band formed in 2008, which is before TTG's TOMI anyway
01/03/2011, 07:05 pm
Dang. I thought I took care of them... *buys plane ticket to Australia*
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