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Rihanna Suing her father for using her brand name

Global superstar Rihanna, full name Robyn Rihanna Fenty, has filed a lawsuit against her father, Ronald Fenty, over the name of his entertainment company. Rihanna claims that his talent development company Fenty Entertainment, which was founded in 2017, breaches her trademark of the “Fenty” name. Despite it being the name he passed down to her, Fenty is also the name of Rihanna’s successful beauty line, which she started in 2012. She believes her father is profiting from her beauty line’s success. -Forbes

Rihanna also claims that her father has been exploiting her name by misrepresenting himself and his business partner, Moses Joktan Perkins, as her reps in order to “solicit millions of dollars” from people, despite having no affiliation with the singer. She alleges that he even accepted a $15 million exclusive concert deal on her behalf without her authorization.

Prior to filing the suit in California federal court, Rihanna had sent several cease and desist letters to no avail. She is requesting an injunction be placed on her father to stop him from exploiting the Fenty trademarks, as well as damages, for reasons such as false advertising, false designation of origin, and more. -Forbes

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