What is there in a name? Ask this question to a celebrity and you will get the answer that it worths millions of dollars. Five big names of the music world are certainly aware of what their names worth. In the latest rue on big names in music industry a lawsuit has been filed against a clothing retailer for using the photos, lyrics and names.
According to refinery29.com, Eleven Paris, a clothing company from France is in the line of fire from Kanye West, Rihanna, Pharrell Williams, Beyoncé and her husband over claims that their names have been used by the clothing company on its apparel.
These music celebrities have complained that the retailer did not seek permission from them before using their names of merchandise and has revoked intellectual property rights. The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday in New York with 58 allegations, including violations of using Beyoncé’s song lyrics on a shirt, a backpack that has the birth year of Rihanna and says RiRi, and a T-Shirt which mentions Kanye is My Homie.
In the law suit, it has been stated that prior warnings were sent by the plaintiff to the retailer, but no corrective action was taken on their part. Dozens of merchandise were still available in the market with the violation.
According to dailymail.co.uk, stores in New York City are filled with such merchandise. The retailer completely overlooked the warning sent out by these celebrities and was selling such merchandise without any correction.
Some of the most famous designs from the brand featured photographs of these celebrities, including that of Kanye, Rihanna, Beyoncé, and Pharrell. The photos were altered in a digital studio to include moustaches or fingers. It was an attempt to misguide the public as the exact photographs were not used.
Photo Source: Facebook/Rihanna