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Madonna Accused of 'Material Girl' Theft

8/19/2010 10:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A clothing company is taking legal action against Madonna, claiming the material girl has ripped off the "Material Girl" trademark.

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L.A. Triumph, Inc. claims in a new lawsuit it's been marketing "Material Girl" clothing since 1997, selling millions of bucks worth of threads under its trademark.

According to the documents, obtained by TMZ, Madonna, aka Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone, has jacked the name "Material Girl" for her junior clothing line Material Girl Brand -- which launched this year.

L.A. Triumph wants a declaration from a federal judge that Madonna's use of "Material Girl" creates "deception" in the marketplace. 

In addition to the declaration, L.A. Triumph wants the judge to order Madonna and her company to turn over all of the profits they've made from their clothing line.

We've called Madonna's rep.  So far, no comment.


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kyle-Shazam    

As far as 'she should have gone after them sooner' I think she still has a fairly good case. I think timeframe can be ignored for these types of issues in certain cir***stances, considering the World Wild Life fund waited many, many years after the World Wrestling Federation changed their name from the WWWF to the WWF before those panda people went after them for the name and made them change their name to the WWE.

1460 days ago
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Cornelius    

Madonna can do whatever she wants!

1459 days ago
78.

Andi    

Too bad "L.A. Triumph, Inc" stole the name from Madonna first. What a bunch of idiots.

FYI, poster 'Ginger" is a dumbass. K thanks.

1459 days ago
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Fashion Style Blog    

thanks for sharing this - we referred to this in our fashion news article on http://www.fashion-style-blog.de

1456 days ago
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