(815 ILCS 505/2XX)
(a) As used in this Section:
"Performing group" means a vocal or instrumental group seeking to use the name of another group that has previously released a commercial sound recording under that name.
"Recording group" means a vocal or instrumental group at least one of whose members has previously released a
commercial sound recording under that group's name and in which the member or members have a legal right by virtue of use or
operation under the group name without having abandoned the name or affiliation with the group.
"Sound recording" means a work that results from the fixation on a material object of a series of musical, spoken, or
other sounds regardless of the nature of the material object, such as a disc, tape, or other phono-record, in which the sounds are embodied.
(b) It is an unlawful practice for a person to advertise or conduct a live musical performance or production in this State through the use of a false, deceptive, or misleading affiliation, connection, or association between the performing group and the recording group. This Section does 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;
(4) the advertising does not relate to a live musical
performance or production taking place in this State; or
(5) the performance or production is expressly
authorized by the recording group.
(Source: P.A. 94-854, eff. 1-1-07; 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)