The Weeknd Sued For “Stealing” Starboy Comic
A comic book creator, Eymun Talasazan has sued The Weeknd for using Starboy as his superhero alter ego in his comic, Starboy.
According to TMZ, the creator insists in his documents that the Starboy which was released in 2014 is his original creation and his comic is centred on R & B and rap artistes.
He adds that in 2017, he had talks with The Weeknd’s team about adding the Starboy in his comic book universe but that didn’t see the light of day.
Fast forward to 2018.
Talasazan represented by Kirk Schenck claims that he was surprised to find that The Weeknd revealed his own comic book with the same name and a “near identical premise.”
Schenck tells us, “This is not a case about who created or first used the term ‘Starboy.’ This case will decide if a songwriter automatically (without filing a trademark application) obtains trademark protection for all later uses of a word, even if those later uses have nothing to do with albums, song titles, music or lyrics.”