I was reading this news article on Will Ferrell’s next project, a movie entitled “Stranger Than Fiction.”
That title keyed a memory in my mental Rolodex, so I stopped by IMDB to find out if a movie had been made with that title previously.
Turns out there were no less than six films with that very title.
So here’s my question – what, if any, are the repercussions of titling your film (or song, for that matter) the same as a previously-released work? I’m talking actual legal repercussions – marketplace confusion aside.
Could I create a film about deforestation in the area south of Houston and legally call it “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre?”