Is Rihanna Being Sued Over Her Fenty University Collection For Puma?
Freedom United are threatening to sue Puma over the use of their logo.
It looks like Puma have found themselves in a bit of hot water over their Fenty by Rihanna collection, with clothing brand Freedom United threatening to sue over the usage of "FU" logos throughout the merch.
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The company reportedly sent Puma a cease and desist letter back in January, claiming that Rihanna was aware of their "FU" mark for "at least a couple of years" before choosing to incorporate it into her Fenty University line.
Rihanna's Fenty Label and Puma have been working together for several seasons, and this particular case refers to her Spring/Summer 2017 collection.
Freedom United have asked Puma to stop making their "F.U." gear, and they want a full accounting of how much Rihanna has made from the line.
TMZ also obtained the response letter that Puma fired back in March, which insists there has been no infringement since Freedom's "FU" uses a totally different font to RiRi's "F.U."
Puma also note that "FU" isn't exactly a unique trademark, since it's simply just initials. Besides, they say that particular line ran it's course and is no longer being produced anyway.
The media outlet claims that Freedom United aren't satisfied with the sports brand's explanation, and they intend on filing a lawsuit against them soon.
Something tells us this isn't the last "FU" we'll be hearing in this scenario.