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Help: Kidsongs trademark

GUEST, 22 Jan 01 - 02:24 PM
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Subject: Kidsongs trademark
From: GUEST,
Date: 22 Jan 01 - 02:24 PM

Back in 1980 my friend Steve Izzi in Boston recorded my singing ten original songs for my first album. I decided to call it KIDSONGS, volume one. I distributed lots of copies of the cassette album from coast to coast as I traveled mostly from California to Alabama. The San Francisco Library system advertised my concerts for children using the name KIDSONGS. In 1985, according to public records, Warner Brothers and some other company trademarked the name I first published in around January 1981. Now I suppose I would be infringing on trademark rights to use a merged word I seem to have coined. This is irritating. Please contact me if you can help verify this story by stating that they have had in their possession anything bearing my name and Kidsongs together prior to the date of trademark. Or maybe you have a better idea? Thanks for your help. Steve Sedberry, 100 County Road 525, Newell, AL 36270-4312

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Subject: RE: Help: Kidsongs trademark
From: wysiwyg
Date: 22 Jan 01 - 03:20 PM

Hold the phone... what about Jerry Silverman's Mel Bay songbook, KIDSONGS, 1990? Book, with tape, 48 songs, all folk stuff, not his own originals.

If Mel Bay can use the term, you should be able to as well. Maybe you can Mel Bay to back up that the term is now "out loose" and anyone can use it. Their pockets are probably a lot deeper than yours! Or is Mel Bay part of Warner, and THE PROBLEM?

You don't want to bar Warner's use, right, just protect your own right to use it? If so it should not matter if you can prove you were first... just open the market now.


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Subject: RE: Help: Kidsongs trademark
From: sed
Date: 04 Aug 11 - 02:42 PM

Susan, That makes alot of sense. That was my "best selling" cassette album and I've thought of re-releasing it. Steve Izzi, my recording engineer died a few weeks ago, sadly. Music lives on, doesn't it?
Steve Sedberry

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