Ok So one of our guitarists, who contributed nothing except coming up with the band's name, just quit. He really shouldn't be called a guitarist, it would be an insult to guitarists to put it nicely. He didnt come to practices, didn't write stuff, didn't even own an amp except for a $50 crate one that farted all the time. The only reason he was in the band is we felt it would hurt our friendships if we kicked him out. Well he quit, but sent us an email claiming rights to the name. Why? So he can start a new band with the same name. Slightly odd why he can't just think of a new name. As a band that has played a few shows, Should we feel obligated to let him take the name? It would only confuse people if we had an almost identical lineup, played the same songs, but had a different name whilest a new band, that only had one of our members with completely different songs and a completely different sound, started playing shows with our original name. As the person who thought of the name, does he have the rights to use it?