Hi guys, I could use some input and expertise here. A friend and I started a casual, long distance project a few years back. We dropboxed files back and forth and wrote some songs and gave the project the name 'Alcoves'. Well we continued and became a bit more serious about it. We are both older family guys who have been in multiple bands over the years. I researched the net and found that there were already a couple bands called Alcoves. So, fair enough...we decided to change our name. We finally decided on a new name, that absolutely no one had claimed. Once we decided on the new name, I immediately set up a Facebook page, Soundcloud page, Bandcamp page and Soundclick page. We also purchased the .com domain with our band name with 'band' and 'music' at the end. Just so this would not happen to us again. Well, it has. We set up these pages and domains in May of 2013, and since then a band in the UK and a band in Germany has taken our name. They apparently are both on labels and one has a release. We are finishing up our album, we have label interest but are not signed yet and haven't released anything yet. I have contacted both of them and told them that the name is taken. The one in the UK has responded and has refused to change his name. How do you handle this kind of thing these days? Fight it? Or ignore it? Pretty much every damn band name has been taken at this point. Thanks for the help.