Rihanna sues dad to keep hands off her Fenty trademark

LOS ANGELES: Rihanna has sued her father for buying and selling on her Fenty model identify and suggesting {that a} enterprise enterprise he arrange in 2017 is related along with her.

The “Diamonds” singer, whose full identify is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, filed a lawsuit in U.S. federal courtroom in Los Angeles on Tuesday accusing Ronald Fenty and two enterprise companions of fraud and false promoting over his Fenty Leisure expertise and manufacturing firm.

The Barbados-born Rihanna, who makes use of the Fenty trademark to promote cosmetics, lingerie and sneakers, requested the courtroom for an injunction to cease her father utilizing the Fenty identify, and an unspecified quantity of damages.

The lawsuit stated Rihanna had “completely no affiliation” with Fenty Leisure and but the corporate was misappropriating her identify and misrepresenting itself as being affiliated along with her.

In a single occasion, Fenty Leisure accepted a 2017 provide by a 3rd social gathering for Rihanna to carry out 15 exhibits in Latin America for $15 million, the lawsuit stated. In one other, Fenty Leisure falsely implied that the singer was concerned in a boutique motels undertaking, it added.

The lawsuit stated that regardless of having repeatedly been informed they haven’t any authority to make use of her identify, the Fenty trademark or converse on Rihanna’s behalf, Ronald Fenty and his enterprise companions had continued to misrepresent an affiliation along with her.

Fenty Leisure couldn’t be reached for touch upon Tuesday.

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