My musical group took its name from a semi-popular arcade game from the 80’s. We’re just now starting to sell some copies of our album and realized that we might need to change our name if there is going to be some sort of trademark infringement.
Would the company want us to change our name, in your opinion?
If we didn’t, is there a good chance we would lose in court?
Should we notify the trademark owner and request written permission for use, or would that just be notifying them that we are infringing and cause them to take legal action?
We really don’t want to change our name if we don’t have to, but we really don’t want to get sued. Any advice would be helpful.