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Madonna’s new clothing label, Material Girl is being sued. The lawsuit says that another company has been using the Material Girl name since 1997 and they sell similar clothes, at similar prices, in similar places! Shouldn’t they have checked if Material Girl was being used before using the name!
According to People,
Talk about a fashion donâ€™t! Madonna is being sued over the rights to use the â€œMaterial Girlâ€ name for the trendy juniors clothing line that she designed with daughter Lourdes.
Apparel manufacturer LA Triumph slapped the superstar with a lawsuit Thursday, claiming that it had been marketing clothes under the â€œMaterial Girlâ€ brand since 1997.
â€œOur client and its predecessor have been continually selling similar clothes in similar retail outlets at similar price points under their Material Girl brand since at least 1997 and Madonna and her newfound company do not have the right to trade in the same space under this brand,â€ said an attorney for the company in a statement, alleging that their client faces â€œa risk of being subsumed by Madonnaâ€™s profile, obvious worldwide notorietyâ€ and massive marketing campaign.
Madonnaâ€™s much-buzzed-about Material Girl collection, fronted by Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen, launched at Macyâ€™s earlier this month. Madonna has not yet commented.
Photo from Material Girl