Logan, UT asked in Intellectual Property and Trademark for Utah

Q: If I am using the name DadPoolTV for streaming online and creating content, am I violating any tradmarks for DeadPool?

I am using the username DadPoolTV for creating videos and streaming content online through Twitch.TV and Mixer.com and YouTube.

Am I at risk of violating DeadPools copyright on the name?

1 Lawyer Answer
Griffin Klema
Griffin Klema
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Tampa, FL

A: The answer to your question should be obtained in a confidential setting with a lawyer, not here on a public forum. You wouldn't want a "bad" answer to be public information and then used against you later. The short answer is maybe, and I recommend you consult an attorney if you are concerned. An important factor is what kind of profits (ad revenue, or improved goodwill of other products) are you earning from your content.

Your issue is probably more trademark related than copyright. And the analysis will likely turn on whether your name is confusingly similar.

Good luck!

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