Oh, Na-na, what’s her name: Rihanna isn’t happy and she’s suing her father over trademark dispute.
E! News confirmed that the 30-year-old singer has filed a lawsuit against Ronald Fenty and his company called Fenty Entertainment. Riri had already trademarked “Fenty” in her various business deals including the famous Fenty Beauty line. However, Ronald has been profiting off the brand she’s established with Fenty.
The court documents states that Rihanna had alleged that Ronald and his business partner Moses Joktan Perkins “have egregiously and fraudulently misrepresented to 3rd parties and the public that their company, Fenty Entertainment, LLC, is affiliated with Rihanna, and has the authority to act on her behalf”.
Fenty Entertainment had apparently tried to booked concerts under Rihanna’s name without her authorisation “to solicit millions of dollars from unsuspecting 3rd parties in exchange for the false promise that (…) Rihanna would perform at various locations throughout the world“. Her dad had even unsuccessfully tried to use the Fenty trademark for resort boutique hotels in the past.
The Grammy winner explained her father had been sent multiple cease and desist letters, warning him to stop abusing her Fenty trademark – but to no avail. This is why Riri is proceeding with the lawsuit to protect her “name, reputation, goodwill and privacy”.
Source: E! News.