Legal Question - Video Game, Music answers and trademark advice from trademark lawyers across the world.Copyright (C) 2008-20095Video Game, Music<table border="0" width="100%"><tr><td width="42"><a href=""><img src="" border="Question & Answers" /></a></td><td><div><a href="" style="color:#333;"><span style="font-size:14px; font-weight:bold; color:#333;">Video Game, Music</span></a></div><div style="font-size:11px;"> - &nbsp;<span style="font-size:11px; font-style:italic;">posted on 11/11/2009</span></div><div style="padding-top:6px; font-size:11px;">I am in the process of naming my album of original music.&nbsp; I have debates with my sister (a publisher) and my sister-in-law (an attorney, but not of copyrights) about whether or not I can use titles from other media.<br /><br />I have searched through this fantastic forum for &quot;likelihood of confusion&quot;, which seems to be the sticking point in all of this.&nbsp; So, let&#039;s say I have an album of music and I want to name it after the title of a video game, like &quot;Donkey Kong&quot; or &quot;Wonder Boy&quot; (which are both trademarked), or a book like &quot;The Little Prince&quot; or &quot;The Joy of Cooking&quot;.&nbsp; Is the likelihood of confusion too close to call on this one?&nbsp; Or am I safe because they are dissimilar kinds of media (music and literature/video games)?<br /><br />I remember once looking for DVDs of the old television show called &quot;Northern Exposure&quot;, and a musician had named his album the same, possibly having never seen the show.<br /><br />So...<br /><br />1) Can you use the same name for your product/creation as one coming from a different medium (a book called &quot;Super Mario Bros.&quot;, for instance)?<br /><br />2) Can you use the same name for your product/creation as one from the SAME medium (an independent nature film called &quot;The Mighty Ducks&quot; or &quot;Bambi&quot;, for instance)?<br /><br />Sorry for the long question, but I find this all fascinating.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="font-size:11px;"><a href="" style="font-style:normal;">Read More <img src="" alt="Answer this question" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="" style="font-style:normal;">Answer <img src="" alt="Answer this question" /></a></span></div></td></tr></table>