Beyoncé to settle lawsuit over Feyoncé clothing line

Beyonce (PHOTO: Gallo/Getty)
Beyonce (PHOTO: Gallo/Getty)

Johannesburg - Beyoncé is about to settle a legal battle against Texas business owners who’ve been selling clothing under the name Feyoncé.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Queen Bey is requesting a hearing scheduled for 1 November to be postponed.  

“The parties have met and conferred regarding settlement and are currently involved in advanced negotiations that the parties anticipate will resolve this matter shortly,” the singer told the publication.

The mother-of-three also said she doesn’t expect the matter to go to trial. The settlement talks come after the Formation hitmaker’s motion for a ruling against Feyoncé was denied by a federal judge.

In 2016 Beyoncé sued the Texas company accusing them of illegally profiting off her name and trademark and confusing her fans into thinking she endorsed their products, reports Reuters.

This isn’t the first time Beyoncé has sued a company over trademark infringement. In 2015 the Sorry singer – along with other celebrities, including Rihanna, Kanye West and Jay-Z – filed a lawsuit against Elven Paris which claimed the French company had used their names and likenesses on merchandise without permission.

SOURCES: The Blast,  Reuters, Vogue