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Code of Virginia
Title 59.1. Trade and Commerce
Chapter 38.1. Truth in Music Advertising Act

§ 59.1-466.2. Production.

It shall be unlawful for any performer or performing group, or its agent, to advertise or conduct a live musical performance or production in the Commonwealth through the use of an affiliation, connection, or association, known to be false, deceptive or misleading, with the intent to defraud the public, between a performing group and a recording group. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply if:

1. The performing group is the authorized registrant and owner of a federal service mark for that group registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office;

2. At least one member of the performing group was a member of the recording group and has a legal right by virtue of use or operation under the group name without having abandoned the name or affiliation with the group;

3. The live musical performance or production is identified in all advertising and promotion as a salute or tribute, or the name of the vocal or instrumental group performing is not so closely related or similar to that used by the recording group that it would tend to confuse or mislead the public;

4. The advertising does not relate to a live musical performance or production taking place in the Commonwealth; or

5. The performance or production is expressly authorized by the recording group.

2007, c. 261.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.