Patent Lawsuit Fight Over Who Has The Right To Sell Paris Hilton Hair Extensions
from the kill-me-now dept
So, when another firm came along, named HairTech Int'l, and started selling hair extensions to make your hair look like Paris Hilton's, Celebrity Signatures got angry and threatened to sue. After being told that HairTech was no longer making the product, it backed off, but upon learning that the Paris Hilton extensions were back on the market, it called up the patent attorneys and filed a lawsuit.
Either way, the whole thing seems a bit silly. And, as Gardner notes towards the end of his writeup, it seems like there may also be some potential publicity or "misappropriation of likeness" claims that could get Hilton involved. She has apparently licensed the right to sell such hair extensions to HairTech, so even if Celebrity Signatures prevails, it's not like it can easily go out and sell Paris Hilton hair extensions. Though, frankly, perhaps that's not such a bad thing. Either way, as Gardner jokingly points out, both companies product lines are built off of "knocking off" celebrities, so perhaps they shouldn't be so quick for someone else supposedly "knocking off" their own "knock off" designs.