Idle Hands Changing Name Due To Trademark Law
The Portland metal band Idle Hands, who we named one of the Best New Bands based on last year’s Mana, have announced that they are changing their name due to trademark law. “We are no longer able to perform or record music under the name IDLE HANDS,” bandleader Gabriel Franco wrote in an email newsletter. “We have done everything in our power to retain the name but we can not. While regrettable, these things happen.”
It’s unclear which trademark Idle Hands were deemed to have been violating, though there are a few existing trademarks for the name. We’ve reached out to the band’s representatives for clarification.
For now, the band are selling their remaining merchandise with the Idle Hands name at reduced prices.
The band say that they will announce a new name soon. Suggestions?
The band released an expanded edition of their 2017 EP Don’t Waste Your Time a few months ago.
UPDATE (9/30): The Portland band has announced that their new name will be Unto Others.