September 23, 2018

Singer The Weeknd to sue Wizkid, others trying to trademark ‘Starboy’

American singer, The Weeknd, will sue Nigerian singer Wizkid and any other artiste that tries to trademark “Starboy.”

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The Weeknd wants people to know that he is the real and only Starboy and his lawyers are ready to take on any imposters.

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TMZ also reports that the Canadian singer’s lawyers filed documentation against Eymun Talasazan, a realtor. Talasazan filed to trademark “Starboy” for his own creative projects after the Weekend’s album and hit song.

According to TMZ, the musician’s legal team found out Talasazan was up to other shady copyright businesses. He previously filed to trademark “Straight Outta Bombton” and “Runnin’ Through the 6.”

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“Starboy” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after spending eight consecutive weeks in the slot for number two.

Also, “Starboy” is the Weeknd’s third song to reach number one on the chart.

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