Beyoncé, Jay Z, Rihanna, Kanye West & Pharrell Reach Deal With Eleven Paris Over Trademark Infringement

Beyoncé, Jay Z, Kanye West, Pharrell and Rihanna have worked out the wrinkles in a trademark war with fashion label Eleven Paris.

The hip hop heavyweights voluntarily dismissed their massive 96-page federal trademark infringement lawsuit against the apparel maker after reaching a deal, their lawyer confirmed Monday.

"The case has been amicably resolved pursuant to a confidential settlement," Brad Rose at Pryor Cashman told the Daily News.

The lawsuit filed in October accused Eleven Paris of ignoring warnings and "willfully" selling T-shirts, tank tops, sweatshirts, hats, backpacks and cellphone cases featuring the protected faces, names and lyrics of the recording artists without permission.

One T-shirt featured an image of Beyoncé wearing a dark magenta ski mask on the front and the phrase, "A Diva Is A Female Version Of A Hustler," on the back, according to the filing in federal court in Manhattan.

Beyoncé's song "Diva" includes the lyrics, "Diva is a female version of a hustla."

A garment hangtag used the name "Cayonce," according to the complaint.

Other T-shirts included the phrases, "Kanye Is My Homie" and "Pharrell Is My Brotha," the lawsuit claimed.

The filing said the products created "consumer confusion" and unfairly capitalized on the millions that the artists invested in their images and legal business ventures.

"Defendants have willfully traded upon the goodwill and notoriety of plaintiffs, arguably some of the most famous musical artists and entrepreneurs in the world," the lawsuit said.

The artists accused the company of selling infringing products at the California company's store on Prince St. in Manhattan and online at

The website no longer features the offending items but still sells similar shirts trading on the images of fashion icons Kate Moss and Karl Lagerfeld.

It includes a photo of Kanye West's sister-in-law Kylie Jenner wearing a T-shirt with the phrase, "Karl Is My Father."

Another photo shows Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles modeling an unrelated shirt from the company's summer 2015 line.


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