Restriction for Using Names of Celebrity or Well known Personality
While reading a local newspaper, one headline caught my interest it goes like this " Some Business Enterprise in Japan were Sued for using Michael Jackson's name in there business. The business name was like Michael Jackson World and Michael jackson Enterprise.
I have a litlle knowledge on "Patent" things during college but I never realized that names were included. All I know is you can apply patent for your brand, design,formula and others but name I'm not sure.
Well the concerned group say that they file the case not to take some money but to stop the company's way of promoting through MJ's name permanently. And this is to protect their legit partners.
Well, it was just my opinion that the concerned group was not actually stopping the used of MJ's name but wanted to make it clear and legal, for short "apply for partnership".
Business is Business!!!. How Lucky they are. MJ's legacy will leave forever and profit forever.
I love MJ too, my son dance with MJ at his tab.
But if I name my daughter in the future after a well known personality and used that as my business name will I be violating something?