Rihanna Sued For ‘Stealing’ A Company’s Logo
Freedom United Clothing has slammed a lawsuit on international pop star and fashion icon, Rihanna after she used F.U. as a business card for her clothing business.
Freedom United Clothing is, however, firing back at the singer in the lawsuit which claims that it owns the ‘FU’ trademark. According to the company they have used ‘FU’ since 2006.
It would be recalled that Rihanna signed a deal with PUMA where she had the company put F.U. on her sweatshirts, jewellery and sandals, and Freedom United says that’s just stealing.
The lawsuit claims Rihanna is aware there was an existing FU logo because she was photographed in one of their hoodies in 2014 and, even before that, her ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown attended Freedom United’s launch party back in 2007.
The suit goes on to say PUMA touts Rihanna as a lawbreaker of sorts, noting on PUMA’s website it refers to the singer as “most likely to break the rules.” Well, they say F.U. is evidence of that.
This isn’t the first time Freedom United lashed out as they fired off a cease-and-desist letter demanding that PUMA and Rihanna back off. Freedom United is also suing PUMA for an order prohibiting future sales and damages.