Yesterday, Grammy Award-winning artist Beyoncé filed a complaint against Feyonce Inc., a Texas-based company whose products include plays on Beyoncé’s name and song lyrics. According to the complaint, Feyonce’s products are strikingly similar to those bearing Beyoncé’s name:
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The complaint alleges that Feyonce products infringe on trademarks and misappropriate Beyoncé’s superstar status without permission. The complaint includes Lanham Act claims for infringement, unfair competition, and dilution, as well as New York state and common law claims. The complaint seeks injunctive relief and damages.
No judge has yet been assigned to the case.