Hailey Bieber sued over her beauty brand name
Hailey Bieber, who recently unveiled her beauty brand brand Rhode, was accused of plagiarism. This was reported by TMZ.
The model was sued by designers Phoebe Vickers and Purna Khatau, owners of clothing brand Rhode NYC, which was founded back in 2014. According to the owners of the brand, the opening of Hailey Bieber's cosmetics company with the same name could affect their business. They noted that the problems had already begun — for example, in social networks, users began to mark Haley's brand instead of their company.
< p>The owners of Rhode NYC have filed a lawsuit to ban Bieber from using the name to avoid misunderstandings. We are still a young and growing company, we cannot compete with a celebrity, — Vickers and Khatau told Page Six reporters.
We don't want to sue Hailey, we want to congratulate her on launching the brand. As colleagues women entrepreneurs, we wish her success. But Hayley could choose any name for her company, and we only have the brand that we have built. Vickers and Khatau noted that in 2018, Bieber representatives tried to buy the name, but were refused.
Bieber representatives have already commented on the situation to reporters and stated that the registration of the same name is legal: Hailey's brand is registered as a cosmetics company, while Rhode NYC — as a clothing manufacturer. In addition, Rhode — this is the middle name of Hailey Bieber.