Rihanna is suing her father for alleged Fenty brand misuse

The singer and entrepreneur claims Roland Fenty and a partner misrepresented her and profited from her trademark.

January 15, 2019
Rihanna is suing her father for alleged Fenty brand misuse Rihanna at the Ocean's 8 premire. June 5, 2018.   Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Rihanna (full name Robyn Rihanna Fenty) has launched a lawsuit against her father Roland Fenty for allegedly misusing her trademarked brand name Fenty, TMZ and The Blast report.

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The lawsuit, viewed by Pitchfork, alleges that Roland Fenty and his business partner Moses Joktan Perkins launched Fenty Entertainment, LLC in 2017, after Rihanna had trademarked the name for her make-up line Fenty. The two men are alleged to have falsely claimed to represent Rihanna in order to ink substantial (and fake) deals – one of these included a 15 concert engagement in Latin America billed at $15 million.

"[Roland Fenty and Moses Joktan Perkins] have egregiously and fraudulently misrepresented to third parties and the public that their company, Fenty Entertainment, LLC, is affiliated with Rihanna, and has the authority to act on her behalf,” the lawsuit reads, adding that the defendants ignored several cease-and-desist letters.

RIhanna is currently working on her ninth studio album.

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