Well, the only reason is that I dont know how my copyright protection being executed if I'm using a pseudonym. Thats the reason, plus is it leagal to use a pseudonym just as it is?
Does the name belong to someone else? Walt Disney? John Travolta? Wisnton Churchill? Is the actual name relevant?
What are you using it for exactly?
No, no such thing, just a made up name, i have google it and it didnt come up on internet. I'm signing my paintings with it. And now I'm planning to enter a prize competition, do I have the right to present myself under my pseudonym?
Thank you. There is nothing to stop you using another name. You do not haveto do execute is deed poll or statutory declaration. All they do is provideevidence that you changed your name. We had a client once who looked like afamous film star. Our client was a wrestler, and he billed himself using thename of the film star. The film star threatened to injunctive for using hisname.
My client changed his name by deed poll to that of the film star and theaction was dropped. If your family surname is XXXXX XXXXX your parents christenyou Walt, there is no legal action to be brought by Disney Enterprises.
So if you have a name like Zacharias Horacio Plunkett Smith and don't thinkthat is going to look very good on your paintings and you therefore decide youwant to sign your paintings, Fred Bloggs, there is nothing to stop you doingthat. You can change your name. If you wish to Fred Bloggs. If you are notparticularly partial to being called Zacharias Horacio Plunkett Smith. However,if you were to sign your paintings, Rembrandt (if he were still alive) youmight have a problem as you would if you signed them David Hockney.
If it is just a random name from known one famous, but you just like thesound of it, then you can do as you wish. If you change your name by deed pollor statutory declaration you are faced with using that name for everything.
Even if you change your name by deed poll, there is no requirement toregister as anywhere, although it can be enrolled at the Royal Court of Justice,but it is expensive and it is of no effect. So, it rarely happens.
Can I help further?
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Yes, i need alittle follow up, please
So I can sign contract with galleries using my pseudonym and enter the competition under it?
Yes, provided that it is identifiable as you.
If you get any money prize it may come in that name though.
The contract would usually say Zacharias Horacio Plunkett Smith t/a Fred Bloggs and the paintings are signed Fred Bloggs
thanks! got it!
Fingers Xd u will be famous one day!
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