Protecting your Intellectual Property in te music business.
Trademarks, copyrights, and patents protect different types of intellectual property. A trademark typically protects brand names and logos used on goods and services. A copyright protects an original artistic or literary work. A patent protects an invention.
For copyright purposes, a song (music and lyrics) and the sound recording of it (the recorded performance/production) are separate works. To register both with one application, the copyright ownership of both must be the same. Generally this means that the same people wrote the song and created the recording.
Casanova Records® issued takedown notice to CD Baby for uses the mark “Royale.” CD Baby complies with takedown demands from federally registered mark holders. CD Baby will move forward with our takedown demand of several Artists using the mark "ROYALE".
General Casanova Records Trademark Guidelines:
The name Casanova Records is synonymous with high-quality music products and services. Casanova Records trademarks are extremely valuable because they represent the standards of excellence and consistent quality associated with Casanova Records. This page contains detailed information about how to refer to Casanova Records trademarks in different scenarios.
Proper use of Casanova Records trademarks is important. You may use Casanova Records trademarks or product names to refer to Casanova Records products and services provided you follow these guidelines. Your use must not mislead consumers as to any Casanova Records sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement of your company, or of your products or services.
You may use the names of Casanova Records products and services on packaging, on websites, and in advertising materials to indicate your product's compatibility with a specific Casanova Records product or service, provided the reference complies with the guidelines herein and the specifications below.
Here are some examples of Casanova Records brands and their descriptors:
Social Media Guidelines -
The name of your social media account, any and all pages or communities, cannot begin with the name of the Casanova Records brand at issue. In addition, Casanova Records logos cannot be used as a source identifier or in a way that might suggest affiliation with Casanova Records, including, but not limited to, the account, profile or header images. The only exceptions to these requirements are if (1) you’ve secured permission from Casanova Records through a license or equivalent (though such licenses are not generally available in this context); or (2) you’re using a Casanova Records trademark (not including logos) to describe the purpose of your account, page, or community without suggesting affiliation with Casanova Records. Finally, any social media account should not use the name or likeness of any prominent individuals within Casanova Records.
For example, you cannot name your account, page, or community “Casanova Records Forum” or “Casanova Records Music.” However, it would be acceptable to name your account, page, or community “Forum for Casanova Records fans” or “Information about Casanova Records Products” as long as you do not use the Royale or Casanova Records logos or otherwise suggest any affiliation with Casanova Records.