Beyonce loses legal bid for injunction against Feyonce company


Beyonce loses legal bid for injunction against Feyonce company (Picture: WireImage; Etsy)

Beyonce has lost her legal battle against Feyonce, after claiming fans would get confused by the companys name and products.

In April 2016, the Single Ladies songstress filed a lawsuit against the company, and alleged that their products would infringe her trademark rights.

The star reportedly wanted an injunction to put a permanent stop to Feyonce selling knockoff Bey merchandise, including the likes of T-Shirts, hoodies and tank tops.

However, reports claim that on Monday a federal judge rejected her request and alleged that the brand would not cause confusion.

The Mail Online reports that US District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan said: A rational jury might or might not conclude that the pun here is sufficient to dispel any confusion among the purchasing public.

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 04: Beyonce performs at a concert for Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, November 4, 2016 in Cleveland, OH (Photo by Brooks Kraft/ Getty Images)
Beyonce claimed fans would get confused (Picture: Getty Images)

She then went on to claim that replacing the B in Beyonce with an F, made the word sound more like Fiance – who are allegedly the main customer for the company.

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The judge then compared the situation to a 1993 case where Nike believed the company Mike were selling knockoffs of their products.

She continued: Many purchasers of Feyoncé products are, in fact, engaged, just as many Mike product purchasers were named Mike.

Viewed in the light most favorable to defendants, this evidence suggests that consumers are understanding the pun, rather than confusing the brands.

But it appears the company hasnt stolen too much of the singers limelight, as she recently thanked fans for a monumental year.

Feyonc? merchandise (Picture: Etsy)
The company allegedly appeal to the newly engaged (Picture: Etsy)

During her 37th birthday, Queen Bey took to her website to address her followers and reflected on the past year.

She wrote: At 36, I became a new mother of three, I breastfed twins, I renewed my vows with my husband of 10 years.

I came back home to the stage to do Coachella after pregnancy then my husband and I released our album together, Everything Is Love. And weve been touring with our family around the world, and loving it.

This year has been monumental for me.

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She continued: I thank God for everyone in my life. Thank you all for the positivity and for the beautiful birthday wishes.

Im looking forward to continuIng to learn from my past, living in the present, and surrendering to the future. I love you, Hive.

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Metro.co.uk have reached out to Beyonces reps for further comment.

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