Rhianna, who has been using her last name, Fenty as her brand name since 2012 accused her father, Ronald Fenty and his business partners for falsely suggesting she is connected to their firm, Fenty entertainment, a company established in 2017.
Rhianna denies any relationship with Fenty entertainment and has been persuading her father to stop using the name which they refuse to.
According to the lawsuit, Rhianna owns the trademark for the Fenty name in the US, “Defendants continue to this date to use their misrepresentations for their commercial advantage and to mislead the public”.
“This fraudulent conduct harms not only plaintiffs but the public at large and requires judicial intervention.”
The lawsuit claims the company agreed to a $15 million deal to have the musician perform in Latin America without her consent.
“Although Mr Fenty is Rihanna’s father, he does not presently, nor has he ever, had the authority to act on Rihanna’s behalf or had the right to use her Fenty mark, to exploit the goodwill of her Fenty brands or to solicit business on her behalf” says the lawsuit.