2.2 Trademarking

Contents:

Home

1. Export Strategies

2. Digital Rights

2.1 Insurance

2.2 Trademarking

2.3 PRS and royalties

2.4 Publishing

2.5 Synchronisation

2.6 Youtube

2.7 Other income streams

2.8 Legal Primer

2.9 Being commissioned internationally

3. Support and Funding

4. International 101

5. Conclusion

2.2 Trademarking

For your ancillary content - likeness, image, brand - you could consider trademarking to protect yourself from any misuse of likeness and brand. This is not often taken out by composers - as misuse of musical content in copyrighted compositions is protected by law - but if you’re touring under a specific name or promoting a brand and associated content, an EU trademark is the necessary way to protect oneself. They cost €900 and can be purchased here:  https://oami.europa.eu/ohimportal/en/

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