Beyoncé, Jay Z, Rihanna, Kanye West, and Pharrell File Lawsuit Against French Retailer ElevenParis
The Tidal wave is coming.
Music giants Beyoncé, Jay Z, Kanye West, Rihanna, and Pharrell have filed a joint lawsuit against the French retail company ElevenParis, claiming that the label used their names and likenesses without their permission on slogan apparel.
“Defendants [ElevenParis] have willfully traded upon the goodwill and notoriety of Plaintiffs, arguably some of the most famous musical artists and entrepreneurs in the world,” reads the lawsuit that was filed in New York onT Thursday. “Even after receiving warnings from Plaintiffs to cease and desist from selling the infringing products… defendants continue to sell [the] unauthorized goods.”
Beyoncé alleges that ElevenParis breached the terms of a deal that she made with the brand back in January by ignoring her warnings and cease-and-desist notices that barred the use of her name, image likeness and trademarks.
The kicker? Yoncé’s younger sister Solange Knowles starred in an ElevenParis campaign in January and was featured on the cover of their magazine.
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