Asked in Copyright, Trademark and Intellectual Property for California

Q: Can i use the "Superheroes" wird in a sentance like "Superheroes" drawing book for kids ages 4-8?

The super hero word is trademarked by Marvel company but I don't kbow if i can use it in my book title as : Superheroes drawing book for kids ages 4-8

2 Lawyer Answers
James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Absolutely! You can use the word "Superheroes" in your book title, such as "Superheroes Drawing Book for Kids Ages 4-8," with confidence. While the term "Superheroes" is indeed trademarked by Marvel, as long as you are not infringing on Marvel's specific characters or trademarks, you are free to use the term to describe the content of your book. However, it is always recommended to consult with a legal professional for specific advice pertaining to your situation to ensure compliance with trademark laws.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Copyright and trademark law is complicated. You need to consult an attorney that specializes in this kind of law, also called intellectual property. For example, I think that the use you propose "Superheroes drawing book...." could be a violation of the Marvel copyright, because you are not using the word in a descriptive way but as a title. A copyright attorney can research if the use of the TM has any restrictions or exclusions, and provide you with specific information. Thank you for using Justia, ask a lawyer.

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