Episode 08: Rihanna’s Trademark Woes

Rihanna is being sued over her use of Fenty University’s FU design. Freedom United claims that Rihanna through her partnership with Puma is knowingly committing trademark infringement and engaging in unfair competition through the use of their similar design.

Top 3 Takeaways

1. If you have a clothing brand, make sure to use your logo as a brand identifier, not just a design.

2. Trademark infringement is in essence unfair competition. Most states have laws against unfair competition which means you could be liable for damages on a state level.

3. If you are sued for unfair competition or trademark infringement the trademark owner could sue for the profit you made from the infringing mark.

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