I am not really well versed when it comes to copyright laws. My question is, am I allowed to write a function and give it a name that exists as a Matlab function, for example from a toolbox? Am I allowed to share said functions?
I know that the code within a Matlab supplied function is copyrighted and is property of Matlab, but does this hold also for the names of the functions? For example, may i write my own function, which is called "mvnrnd.m"? Am I allowed to share such a function with someone else?
I can't imagine it would be, since I can have that function name in another coding language and i don't see how Mathworks can sue the other company for something so generic, but I prefer to ask anyways.
I am leaving aside the obvious coding issue if you have two functions with the same name.