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    Default Can You Title an Article After a Popular Song

    I want to have a truck section called "Truck Yeah" but Tim McGraw has a song titled that. "Truck yeah" was out way before his song so is it off limits now?

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    Default Re: Can You Title an Article After a Popular Song

    what is a "truck section"?



    I want to have a truck section called "Truck Yeah"
    do you mean like a regular column in a magazine or newspaper (those are how we used to get news and such at one time).

    If so, unless he claims a trademark in the title, you should be fine. Words and titles are not eligible for copyright.


    from the US Copyright office:

    How do I copyright a name, title, slogan, or logo?
    Copyright does not protect names, titles, slogans, or short phrases. In some cases, these things may be protected as trademarks. Contact the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, 800-786-9199, for further information. However, copyright protection may be available for logo artwork that contains sufficient authorship. In some circumstances, an artistic logo may also be protected as a trademark.

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    Default Re: Can You Title an Article After a Popular Song

    A portion of the magazine dedicated to trucks.

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