Looks like not everyone is part of the Beyhive.
Legal Matters News Archive
It ain't easy being rich.
Just look at Kris Jenner trying to achieve her dream of trademarking a common phrase and failing.
But she's not giving up either!
You may recall Kris' battle to trademark #proudmama, hashtag and all. Well, a jeweler named Jenny Present, who already has trademarked the phrase, is the metaphorical albatross around the momager's neck!
Jenny started off by giving Kris a warning when the latter tried to trademark the phrase, but since the 60-year-old still isn't quitting the fight, Jenny has issued a cease and desist letter telling Kris not to use #proudmama on any promotional platforms.
Things might get even uglier now that Miz Jenner has launched her own jewelry line, although so far she's only selling pearls.
Jenny has hinted that she's ready to take the whole thing to court if Kris doesn't back down.
And we have a feeling she won't!
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Parlux Fragrances says their business stinks thanks to Jay Z!
The scent manufacturer is suing the music mogul, claiming the 46-year-old didn't really try to push their product like he promised.
The hitmaker had a licensing agreement with the company, in which he allowed Parlux to use his name and image for the 2013 cologne line Gold Jay Z.
But the way it's been selling — or rather, not selling — it probably should have been called Bronze Jay Z.
That's because the manufacturer is saying Beyoncé's husband was supposed to have a more active role in promoting the brand.
Apparently, the famous father declined to do promotional appearances at Macy's, in Women's Wear Daily, or on Good Morning America.
And, they claim the artist skipped out on meetings for follow-up fragrances, which is why those new products never hit store shelves.
He also supposedly passed on posting about the cologne on social media.
But we're betting Jay wishes he had taken the three seconds to craft a few 140-character tweets now, because Parlux is asking for a pretty penny!
The company says Gold Jay Z should have raked in $50 million within two years, but instead retailers are returning the fragrances!
They're suing for $18 million in damages.
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Bad news for Jeremy Scott.
Tierney has accused Scott of copying his famous "Vandal Eyes" mural in Detroit and putting it on clothing from the Moschino A/W 2015 collection.
The dress accused of bearing Rime's art was worn by Gigi Hadid on the runway and by Katy Perry at the Met Gala in May. A blazer worn by Scott at the Met Ball also appeared to have elements of Rime's work.
In October 2015, Scott filed a declaration to strike Rime's complaint, stating that it was a graphic artist in the company's employ who selected that particular print for the clothing in question, and that Scott himself did not design it.
The motion to strike was denied, and the next court date is scheduled for May 23, 2016.
We'll keep you updated with new info as it becomes available.
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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Popular Lip Balm Company Alleges Users Suffered Horrible Rashes & Blistering
These beauty lawsuits keep on coming!
EOS lip balms have been promoted by some of the biggest stars in the world, including Britney Spears and Kim Kardashian, but a new lawsuit alleges they have been causing adverse allergic reactions for many users.
Customers have reported redness, rashes, blistering, and extreme dryness after use.
A class-action lawsuit has been filed by renowned lawyer Mark Geragos representing several women, including Rachel Cronin.
The lawsuit states:
"Within hours [of applying EOS lip balm], [Rachel Cronin's] lips became substantially dry and coarse, what Ms. Cronin describes as feeling like "sandpaper," causing her to apply more of the balm on her lip to achieve the results of becoming "sensationally smooth." Ms. Cronin's lips did not become smooth, and began severely cracking on the edges causing flaking and bleeding from the cracks. Ms. Cronin was in severe shock and panic. [Her] condition consisted for approximately 10 days."
The photos of the effects (below) look particularly painful.
Not another one!
Fashion designers and accusations of tax evasions go together like a Chanel suit and a pearl necklace. LOLz!
Karl Lagerfeld is the latest big-name couturier with the government on his heels with claims he's withheld $21 million from them over the past six years.
AP reports that Unkle Karl has been accused by French officials of using tax havens like the British Virgin Islands, Ireland, and Delaware (Delaware's a tax haven?!) to hide up to $21.5 million.
The microscope is focused on Karl's Studio 7L bookstore slash photo studio in Paris, which supposedly doesn't make any money, hence not paying any taxes.
But authorities are definitely not buying that explanation!
We'll keep you posted as this case unfolds.
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Well, now two hundred women have joined a class-action lawsuit against the popular celebrity hair product line, claiming the cleansers have caused severe hair damage and hair loss.
Filed by the law firm of Christiansen Davis, the lawsuit alleges that the WEN products contain "active ingredients [that] act as a depilatory and caustic agent, either by causing a chemical reaction that damages the hair strand and/or follicle."
The lawsuit further alleges that the manufacturer knew about these complaints but refused to do anything about them, including removing the products from stores.
The women named in the lawsuit hail from 40 different states, with some of them filing the suit on behalf of their minor children.
Interestingly, online reviews dating back several years mention hair loss occurring after use of the products, which may result in more people joining the suit.
Some users also posted photo evidence (below) of their hair loss and bald spots on various websites.
Taylor Swift can finally shake off that unlucky "Lucky 13" lawsuit!
As we've previously reported, the Blank Space songstress was slapped with an infringement suit over a year ago by someone claiming she intentionally ripped off his "Lucky 13" trademarks from his Blue Sphere clothing line.
Well, back in August, it was revealed the 25-year-old would actually be going to trial and would have to testify under oath!
That could have been pretty horrible, especially since the California-based clothing company was attempting to dig up dirt on good ol' Tay to bring her in.
But it looks like her legal team finally got something right as it was revealed on Monday that she actually settled the suit.
According to new reports, both parties were able to reach an agreement on Friday, which they brought to a judge — though there was no word on what or possibly how much they agreed on.
Could lucky 13 be losing its touch for Tay???