How does one secure a trademark for artist names, or names of music groups for musical recordings or videos? The general rule is that neither an author’s name nor a group or individual’s cannot be protected for books or musical recordings for a single work.
Former members of BLACK FLAG were in a fight over rights to the name and famous logo when a second group called FLAG began touring using the logo. It’s a common problem that can be avoided. A few years ago, the founders of the largest Mexican group in America were jailed in Mexico for two months for attempting to perform in Mexico under their own name.