The Weeknd is being sued for using his alternative persona “Starboy” in a comic book. The lawsuit is being spearheaded from comic book writer Eymun Talasazan, who claims that he already created a comic book universe four years prior that “revolved around R&B and rap stars.”
Talasazan’s lawyer, Kirk Schenck, told TMZ: “We are not sure why Marvel and/or The Weeknd’s representatives failed to file any trademark application for the use of Starboy for comic books and film/tv projects. If they really intended to use this word to identify goods or services in the comic book or film/tv classifications, they certainly should have.”
According to Sources, Talasazan is suing The Weeknd for trademark infringement and wants the remaining copies of the singer’s comic book recalled.