Los Angeles, CA asked in Bankruptcy, Contracts, Copyright and Criminal Law for California

Q: Can I use word "Minnie" in my brand title, brand logo. I only use "Minnie", not "Minnie Mouse", is it ok?

For example, my brand is: Pinky Minnie Couture or Destiny Minnie Arts ...

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David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Ventura, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Not a criminal law question.

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Robert Philip Cogan
Robert Philip Cogan
Answered
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: There is not enough information to answer this. However, you should think about whether your use will evoke thoughts of Minnie Mouse when viewed by consumers.

Timothy Denison agrees with this answer

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Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
Answered
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You have to select the right category to get an attorney to respond with knowledge in that subject area. You selected Criminal Law.. See if there is a category more suited for your question.

Timothy Denison agrees with this answer

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info needed.

this is not a question for a criminal law site.

you just want to be sure there is no suggestion of Minnie mouse for instance.

my guess is that absent additional info it would be ok

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