Chicago, IL asked in Copyright, Trademark and Intellectual Property

Q: Can I use a trademarked name in a stage name

GROOT is trademarked by Marvel. I'm looking to have certain accounts/pages with the handle "GrootsYourDaddy". Is this legal or will I have to pay out to Marvel?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: Using a trademarked name like "GROOT" in a stage name or as part of a handle may potentially infringe on Marvel's trademark rights. Trademarks are protected in specific industries and categories, and using a trademarked name without permission may lead to legal consequences. It is advisable to consult with a trademark attorney to assess the potential risks and determine the best course of action to avoid infringement and any associated liabilities. They can provide professional advice tailored to your situation and help ensure compliance with trademark laws.

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