Singer Akon Sues Former Partners Over Fragrance

Law360, New York (April 28, 2010, 2:50 PM EDT) -- R&B singer Akon and his corporate management company Kon Live LLC have sued former business partners for trademark infringement, accusing Konvict Cosmetics International LLC of marketing a fragrance line that falsely claims to be sponsored by the singer.

According to a suit lodged Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Konvict Cosmetics and its principals stole Akon's registered trademarks and launched a supposedly artist-endorsed fragrance line without his permission.

The suit, which alleges trademark infringement, false designation of origin under...
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