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Madonna Isn't the World's Only Material Girl

Note to Madonna – you’re not the only Material Girl in the world.  At least that’s what a California clothing company thinks.

Music maven and style icon Madonna is being sued over her use of her iconic nickname, Material Girl, for the upcoming juniors clothing line that she has designed with daughter Lourdes.   A Los Angeles based clothing manufacturer, LA Triumph, has filed a lawsuit claiming that it owns the rights to the Material Girl name.   

Madonna and Lourdes’ line has been garnering widespread attention due to a high profile marketing campaign featuring Gossip Girl star , Taylor Momsen.  The collection is being sold exclusively in Macy’s stores nationwide.   

The suit asks that the collection be yanked from store shelves and that Madonna hand over all profits made to date to LA Triumph.

“Our client and its predecessor have been continually selling similar clothes in similar retail outlets at similar price points under their Material Girl brand since at least 1997 and Madonna and her new-found company do not have the right to trade in the same space under this brand,” the company’s attorney says in a statement.

It seems to me that Madonna may have her own beef with the company for using her song lyrics to sell clothes for more than a decade.  

No comment has been released from the Madonna camp in response to the suit.

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