Legal troubles seem to be mounting for Justin Bieber's wife Hailey Bieber as she has been sued for trademark infringement over her newly launched skincare company Rhode. As per the latest media reports, the lawsuit has been filed by a fashion company in Manhattan federal court, claiming that Hailey is “creating market confusion by marketing a skincare line under the Rhode.” The case has been filed by her two former college roommates who created a clothing line under the Rhode trademark.
Reportedly, the complainants have demanded the judge cite trademark infringement and to block Hailey from selling or marketing any products with the Rhode name. On Tuesday, Purna Khatau and Phoebe Vickers' fashion company, named Rhode, filed a lawsuit against Hailey and her two businesses in the Southern District of New York. In a statement, the co-owners of the company said, “Today, we were forced to file a lawsuit against Hailey Bieber and her new skin-care line that launched last week and that is using the brand Rhode.” ALSO READ: Hailey Bieber Recalls The Time When She And Justin Bieber Didn't Speak Because She Did Something That Hurt Him; 'It Was Immature And Stupid'
The statement further read, "We have only the brand name ‘RHODE' that we've built. That's why we didn't sell her our brand when she asked four years ago, and why we ask her now to change her skin-care line's brand. Her using our brand is hurting our company, our employees, our customers, and our partners."
Last week, Hailey Bieber announced the launch of her skincare line on social media via a post. She shared a video introducing her brand where she stated that the essentials are made with thoughtful intention and that their products are formulated for sensitive skin and are suitable for all skin types.