Wylie, TX asked in Trademark for Texas

Q: Could I sell something that I make that says “I am Groot.” Or would this be against trademark law

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Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta

A: Depends on who is Groot and if somebody owns it

Consult with an attorney

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

Kathryn Perales
Kathryn Perales
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Oberlin, OH
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Marvel Entertainment is aggressively policing this very quote using trademark law - they have several pending trademark applications using it. Marvel also successfully prevented someone else from registering the mark.

The conservative thing to do would be to forget it, or to ask Marvel for a license.

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