Legal Question in Technology Law in California

I have a software project and I want to name it 'playstation'. My question is:

Is it legal use the word 'playstation' for my project ?

Asked on 2/24/13, 10:37 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Bryan Whipple Bryan R. R. Whipple, Attorney at Law

No. The term "playstation" is trademarked. Indeed, covered by dozens of trademarks for various combinations of spelling (one word or two) capitalization, product category, type style, and so on. You'd be in big trouble right away. Check www.uspto.gov and navigate to the "TESS" trademark registry.

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Answered on 2/24/13, 11:16 am
Jim Betinol Withrow and Betinol Law

I second Mr. Whipples opinion.

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Answered on 2/25/13, 5:27 pm


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