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Kerry BrownShow Titles
by on Mar 30, 2007 at 9:10:01 pm

How do you protect the name of a new show you are going to produce?
This could be a regional or a national show series. Also where to find if its already being used.


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Steve WargoRe: Show Titles
by on Apr 1, 2007 at 9:46:43 am

We do it through trademarks at

Steve Wargo
Tempe, Arizona

It's a dry heat!

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nestorlRe: Show Titles
by on Apr 1, 2007 at 4:07:54 pm

hello KB, the free way: use IMDB. But this will only show you distributed shows and not titles that have been trademarketed but never used.

A better, but more expensive way: is the leader in title search. This is what your attorney will likely use if requested, but you can do it directly and save the attorney's fees. However, we don't spend $1 in title search, copyrights, trademarks, etc unless we are distributing the film/tv show directly. If your goal is to sell the project to a major network or to a distributor, they will likely run the title search and change the title to something they want. So we usually don't bother about the 'perfect' title since this will likely change 10 times before it airs.

Cheers, Nestor.

Nestor L. Lopez
Executive Vice-President
Explorart Films

Statements presented in the message are statements of opinion only and should not be considered legal advice. Please contact a qualified entertainment attorney.

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Kerry BrownRe: Show Titles
by on Apr 1, 2007 at 9:32:14 pm

Thank you all. Good information for all to know.


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