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Title copyright infringement?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:06 pm
by Mcv1986
My cover designer has brought up the fact that my soon to be published short story has the same name as a video game. The only connection between them is the name. Is this an issue?

Re: Title copyright infringement?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:08 pm
by robjvargas
As long as the two are far enough apart as concepts, probably not. HOWEVER: your best bet would be an intellectual property attorney who has experience with both copyright and trademark.

I think copyright isn't relevant. I think trademark might be the problem. The two are not the same. You need a lawyer for this. Not a few random posters on a forum like this.

Re: Title copyright infringement?

PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 2:57 pm
by Jamie C.V. Strong-Author
Um, I hate to bust you guys bubbles, but you can't copyright a title. Nope.

Re: Title copyright infringement?

PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 3:40 pm
by pls
Go into Google or Goodreads and do some title searches, and you'll find dozens and even hundreds of similar titles for different books.

Re: Title copyright infringement?

PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 9:24 am
by TerryRodgers