"This month, the Zappa Family Trust, which owns the rights to Mr. Zappa’s music, informed Dweezil that he did not have permission to tour as Zappa Plays Zappa — the name is a trademark owned by the trust — and that he risked copyright infringement damages of $150,000 each time he played a song without proper permission. “My last name is Zappa; my father was Frank Zappa,” Dweezil said. “But I am not allowed to use the name on its own. I’m not allowed to use a picture of him. I’m not allowed to use my own connection with him without some sort of deal to be struck.”"
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
‘Zappa Plays Zappa’ Pits Zappa vs. Zappa; New York Times, 4/29/16
Ben Sisario, New York Times; ‘Zappa Plays Zappa’ Pits Zappa vs. Zappa: