Let's say for instance that there's a person trying to publish a short story under the name "The Veteran," but he's never heard of the Stephen Crane story of the same name. If a magazine accepted and printed our writer's "The Veteran," is that trademark infringement/copyright infringement? If it is, then how can you make a title without being sued? Aren't they all taken? And if not, what's stopping someone from stealing the title of a story that you've created and accidentally giving you bad press? From what I understand, you can't copyright titles, but you can trademark them. What this actually means eludes me. Does anyone here understand this?