- Rihanna is suing her father and his business partners for using her trademark for his own business ventures
- Her father set up an entertainment company and has been operating it as if it is associated with her trademark
- Fenty Entertainment), owned by her dad, once agreed to a $15-million (R206-million) deal to have her perform in several shows in Latin America
RnB sensation, Rihanna filed a lawsuit against her father, Ronald Fenty, in the federal court in Los Angeles yesterday for financially benefiting from her Fenty brand name.
A report by ENCA said the singer had been using her last name Fenty for her business ventures, including her cosmetics line, Fenty Beauty, since 2012.
However, the 30-year-old accused her father and his business partners for suggesting that Fenty Entertainment, a company he set up in 2017, is associated with her.
Rihanna said she had nothing to do with Fenty Entertainment, as well as the fraudulent bookings made on her behalf by the company.
According to the lawsuit, the company (Fenty Entertainment) once agreed to a $15-million (R206-million) deal to have the musician perform in several shows in Latin America.
The lawsuit also mentioned that Rihanna had tried to get her father and his business partners to stop using the name but they continued.
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