Mark My Words (Trademarking Movie Titles)

Los Angeles Lawyer, April 2008

7 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2009

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Jonathan Handel

TroyGould; The Hollywood Reporter; Southwestern Law School; USC Gould School of Law

Date Written: April 1, 2008

Abstract

Titles are troublesome. Case law and U.S. Trademark Office rules provide that while the title of a series of creative works - such as books or movies - can be registered for trademark protection, the title of a single work cannot. This article provides other legal strategies to register a movie title.

Keywords: trademark, titles, movie, entertainment

JEL Classification: K00, K11, L82, O34

Suggested Citation

Handel, Jonathan, Mark My Words (Trademarking Movie Titles) (April 1, 2008). Los Angeles Lawyer, April 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1415952

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