Gene Simmons' son, Nick has a band called Nick Simmons and the Electric Chairs. RuPaul noticed something not quite right.
This brings up a good point and a question I get asked often – how do I protect my band's name? Well, here's a prime example – trademark it!
"Is the name of a band a trademark?
It depends on how it is used. A band name may function as a service mark for entertainment services in the nature of performances by a musical group if it is used to identify and distinguish the service of providing live performances (see TMEP §1301.02(b), or as a trademark for a series of musical recordings (see TMEP §1202.09(a))."