Lifetime Sued The Fempire Strikes Back

7/1/2016 10:50 AM PDT

Lifetime Sued: The Fempire Strikes Back

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What do you get when you combine chicks and "Empire"? A lawsuit.

Alta Tseng and Jessica Corbin claim they launched their Fempire brand in 2004 to encourage female empowerment and promote female trends. They cemented their brand by snagging a trademark for what has become a mini-empire, which includes apparel and blogs.

Along came Lifetime, which launched a slate of women-driven shows it refers to as "Fempire."

You know the drill.  Alta and Jessica want Lifetime to stop ... and, of course, they want moolah.