Q: If I were to use the words snoop dogg on a tshirt in reference to a plain dog theme, is that a violation of a IP?
can i send the example of the t shirt for reference? dog theme is purely general, no negative/positive undertones,
A: The issue here may not be one of trademark but rather the right of publicity. Snoop is a celebrity whose name, image and likeness have monetary value. If someone else uses that for monetary gain they could be liable. Feel free to email me at email@example.com for a consult so that we can see how we can help you achieve your goals.
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