Ok new question :-
I want to make band tshirts.
I do not plan to use the band's logo, or even the font used to write it's name.
I do not plan to use any photo's of the band, or any artwork, in other words, the only thing that resembles the band is its name written in my own writing.
I am going to state that it is all unofficial.
I'm going to be operating very small scale - only 2 or 3 a month.
Is this still going against trademark rules?
I have emailed the bands asking for permission, but as of yet, none are to reply.. lol, so I'm writing this to find out if it is actually ok to go ahead.
I've been poking around wondering the same thing. I wish to make and sell band shirts/clothing/apparel, but I do not plan on using the band's logo, images, or the font they use. It will all be original - drawn and created by me. Like Freaky, I will be stating it's my own creation - unofficial, and no two articles will be alike and it will not be imitating anything that the band already uses for designs.
All I've gotten is that it's illegal if the band name (or lyrics) are trademarked. How do you find out if the band name or lyrics are trademarked? Would it be on their site?
I just want to make unique clothing (not just tshirts) with the band name (not logo or font) and lyrics and my own drawings/photographs (not specifically OF the band).