Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sued Over Rihanna 'Spoiled Brat' Socks

Law360 (July 23, 2020, 2:22 PM EDT) -- The owner of a "Spoiled Brat" trademark for a clothing line has sued Jay-Z's entertainment agency Roc Nation LLC in Florida for allegedly infringing on his trademark by promoting and selling singer Rihanna's "Spoiled Brat" ankle socks.

In a suit filed in the Middle District of Florida on Wednesday, "Spoiled Brat" trademark owner Steve Hechtman said Roc Nation and socks manufacturer Stance Inc. have deliberately attempted to cause confusion in the market between the Rihanna anklet socks and Hechtman's own Spoiled Brat brand of leisure wear.

"Defendants' use of the Spoiled Brat trademark was and is willful, deliberate and without authorization,"...

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