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We own a business that sponsored a musical concert called "Hotel Adams Halloween Havoc" last year. This year we are planning to produce the complete show ourselves and wanted to call it "Hotel Adams Halloween Havoc II". The problem is what if the promoter from last year comes back saying "Halloween Havoc" was his show and we cannot use that name. I am sure Halloween Havoc has been used all over the world before so would he have any right if it is not registered or copy write protected. Lastly would we be smart to register it ourselves for future use.
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It would be smart to register it yourself, but you are right it has been used a lot. The promoter can claim a copyright and it is not required that it be registered to be copyrighted. However, just using it once doesn't make it his. It may be in such widespread use it is not copyrightable. "Hotel Adams Halloween Havoc" would probably be a better copyright name.

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