Makeup Co. Files Madonna 'Hard Candy' Suit In Calif.

By Kurt Orzeck (June 22, 2015, 4:48 PM EDT) -- Cosmetics maker Hard Candy LLC filed a suit Friday in California federal court accusing pop star Madonna of infringing on its trademarks with her like-named fitness company after a Florida federal judge tossed a similar complaint last month.

The suit alleges that Madonna, her company MGHCandy LLC, her manager Guy Oseary and Epic Rights Inc., which the suit says acts as a master licensor for the Hard Candy Fitness mark, of infringing the plaintiff's "Hard Candy" trademarks by placing the name on clothes and other goods to promote fitness DVDs.

The makeup company has alleged that the defendants' "Hard Candy Fitness"...

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