Band name issues
My band "WHALE" has built a fairly solid following in my hometown. Our guitarist claimed to have checked the name to make sure that there weren't others, but as it turns out, he did nothing of the sort.
There's a band from Sweden with the same name that happened to have found a decent level of success.
Does capitalizing letters change the rights to a name? From the get-go, I've been dead set on a short, fully capitalized name (looks bigger on posters), and we even told people that it is spelled with all caps.
I only ask, because we've been trying to find a new name for about 3 weeks and have gotten nowhere.