Madonna and her daughter Lordes Leon worked together to launch the Material Girl juniors line, a partnership with Macy’s, now we’ve come to learn that they are being sued over the use of the copyrighted “Material Girl” name.
According to RadarOnline.com, clothing manufacturer L.A. Triumph, located in California, filed the suit on August 19th, claiming that they have been using the Material Girl name for their own juniors line since 1997. The Triumph line sells at large retailers including Nordstrom.
Court documents filed by the company state:
“Between 1997 and present day, L.A. Triumph and its predecessor have sold millions of dollars of the Material Girl brand of clothes in commerce throughout the United States and have spent large sums in its promotion and advertisement.”
Furthermore the documents go on to say that Madonna:
“Improperly filed a United States Trademark Application for the Material Girl mark.”
Madonna has had the nickname “Material Girl” since 1985.