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Following the launch of her new skincare brand, Hailey Bieber is being sued for trademark infringement by the fashion and clothing company RHODE. Bieber’s line is also called Rhode, which is her middle name.

According to People Magazine, the RHODE clothing brand, which has been in business for nine years, filed the suit against Bieber, 25, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Tuesday.

Bieber launched her skincare brand Rhode earlier this month.

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RHODE company founders Purna Khatau and Phoebe Vickers allege the model’s skincare line by the same name has caused confusion in the market.

The founders own the trademark RHODE for “several common clothing items and accessories,” People reported. Khatau and Vickers have also reportedly applied to expand their trademark to other avenues including household items, and were “considering” expansion into makeup and skincare.

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In the lawsuit filed in U.S. federal court, Khatau and Vickers claim they worked tirelessly to elevate RHODE, which launched in May 2013, to luxury status in order to be sold in stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, and worn by trendsetting celebrities like Beyoncé and Rihanna.

The lawsuit alleges RHODE is expected to make US$14.5 million this year.

In her declaration, as reported by People, Vickers said Bieber had previously stated she wanted to expand the skincare line into other avenues as part of a larger lifestyle brand. The lawsuit cites a TikTok comment from Bieber, where she responded to a curious fan who asked if Rhode would include fashion. Bieber wrote back “Clothes will come :).”

In the lawsuit, Khatau and Vickers also mention other social media issues, as they claim the Instagram handle @rhode was promised to them by Instagram, as the account was formerly dormant.

Currently, Bieber has the @rhode Instagram handle. On June 8, she launched the dormant account with a post connected to her own personal Instagram account (which has 45.4 million followers).

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Justin Bieber also promoted his wife’s new skincare line on his own Instagram account, spreading the message of the company’s launch to his 243 million followers.

The lawsuit continues, claiming that many social media users have mistakenly tagged Bieber’s @rhode account instead of the clothing brand’s current handle @shoprhode.

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On Tuesday, RHODE the fashion brand shared a statement on its Instagram account, notifying followers of its lawsuit against Bieber.

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“Today, we were forced to file a lawsuit against Hailey Bieber and her new skin-care line that launched last week and that is using the brand ‘rhode,’” the company wrote in the statement. “We didn’t want to file this lawsuit, but we had to in order to protect our business.”

“We admire Hailey. She has worked hard and earned the ability to create her own skin-care line. We don’t want to sue Hailey; we want to celebrate her,” the statement continues. “As fellow women entrepreneurs, we wish her every success.”

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The statement also claims Bieber attempted to buy the company from Khatau and Vickers four years ago, but they declined.

RHODE concluded the statement by writing they are “confident in the lawsuit’s outcome” and hope Bieber can understand the harm she has caused to their brand.

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According to People, Khatau and Vickers asked the court for a preliminary injunction ordering Hailey to stop using the name “rhode” for her brand. They have also asked the model to change the name of her skincare line.

In a statement from the clothing brand’s lawyer, Lisa T. Simpson, to People, she claimed Bieber’s company is “harming a minority co-owned business that two women have painstakingly built into a growing, global brand.”

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“We, of course, understand that Hailey wants to use her middle name for her brand, but the law on this is clear: you can’t create this kind of brand confusion just because you want to use your name,” the lawyer continued.

Bieber has yet to comment publicly about the lawsuit.

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While I have my speculations that the crown has several meanings, Dave Free explained to Vogue that the crown is “a godly representation of hood philosophies told from a digestible youthful lens.” On the other hand, Kendrick personally stated after a recent performance of “Savior” that the song was his favorite because it speaks on imperfections. And he wears the crown as a personal reminder. “They judge you, they judge Christ,” Kendrick said. You see? Multiple meanings!

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Sir David Attenborough is going green. Very green.

The legendary English broadcaster, biologist, natural historian and author, at age 96, is travelling the globe in the latest BBC Earth landmark series, The Green Planet, to explore Earth’s biodiversity and the secret life of plants.

Filmed in 27 countries over four years, the five-part documentary marks the first time Attenborough has returned to filming the world of plants since his 1995 series, The Private Life of Plants.

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The Green Planet even includes stops in Canada, where he takes a closer look at maple trees waking from hibernation and lodgepole pines being attacked by mountain pine beetles.

Attenborough shared his thoughts on the series with Global News, and outlined some of the most astonishing plants featured on the show.

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Can you tell us a little bit about filming this brand new BBC Earth series, The Green Planet?

David Attenborough: In a sense, the series itself is slow-growing, like plants. We started [filming] a long time ago, before COVID. And so I was dashing around interesting places, in California and so on, in a way that hasn’t been possible for the last two years. So I appear in all these different parts of the world quite frequently, more than any other [series], for some time.


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In your travels on the series, you interacted with lots of plants. Are there any plants that really stuck in your mind?

One of the really great, profoundly moving experiences was to go to the giant sequoias in California, these enormous trees. It’s not an accident that there’s a cathedral-like feeling when you go amongst them. They are immense things, some of the tallest ones are enormous. But what this program did was to use another of the inventions that you might think had very little to do with plants, technical inventions, that changed natural history photography in the past 10-20 years — drones. When you see the final sequence in the programs and [the camera] suddenly rises above the tree tops. and you see these giants. It’s a marvellous sequence.

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I heard you had a very scary encounter with a cactus during filming, didn’t you?

Yes! The cholla really is a physical danger. There are very dense spines in rosettes, so they point in all directions. And if you just brush against it, the spines are like spicules of glass, I mean they are that sharp and they go into you and you really have trouble getting them out! So that is a really dangerous plant.

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Can you talk to us about the water lilies in Pantanal, Brazil?

Water lilies are extremely aggressive. And their battleground is the surface of the lake and the surface of the water, so it’s a very narrow battle. The Giant Water Lily, which produces leaves famously that can hold a small baby, has a bud that comes up loaded with prickles. And it comes up into the surface and starts expanding, with these spikes pushing everything else out of the way. And in the end the lake ends up as just solid Giant Water Lilies butting up against one another, with no room for anything else at all. It’s one of the most empire building aggressive plants there is. Everybody says how wonderful it is, but nobody says how murderous it is.

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Anybody who takes a walk probably sees more plants than you see animals, so why do you think people have not been as engaged with plants as they have been with animals?

Because they apparently just sit there being a plant. You could either take them or leave them or you could dig them up, or throw them aside. They don’t react, they don’t resent it, they just die. We don’t engage with plants enough.

This interview has been edited and condensed.

‘The Green Planet’ premieres Wednesday, July 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on BBC Earth, and on the BBC Earth Prime Video channel in Canada.

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Exclusive: Sofia Vergara, 49, Slays In Strapless Red Bikini Top For Her 4th Of July At Home – TalkOfNews.com

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Miss Independent! Sofia Vergara, 49, was simply sizzling as she celebrated the Fourth Of July 2022 at home in new Instagram photos. The Colombian-born beauty looked red hot while rocking a sexy crimson tube top and white pants in honor of the holiday.

It looked like the Modern Family star was making the most of her day at home, where she was joined by son Manolo, 30, and her beloved dog Baguette. Husband Joe Manganiello, 45, appeared to be elsewhere, not seen in any of the photos.

Clearly embracing the spirit of the holiday, Sofia looked patriotic and chic wearing a red tube top with breezy white pants, which were by swimwear brand Vitamin A. The strapless bikini top and low-slung pants worked together perfectly, showing off her flat, tan abs, toned shoulders, and hourglass curves in a mirror selfie. Keeping cool, Sofia accessorized with a 90s-inspired choker before heading outside and popping some sunglasses on.

A closeup also offered fans a look at her glowing skin and full glam. The America’s Got Talent judge had her caramel-streaked hair down long and smooth to frame her face. She leaned in to reveal glossy brown lips, shimmering chocolate eyeshadow, and strong eyebrows.

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Sofia Vergara sizzled in a red top in her 4th Of July selifes. Here, she stuns in another scalett look during the kick-off of ‘America’s Got Talent’s 17th season on Apr. 20, 2022. (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

It was time for some fun, so Sofia went outside to play around in the pool. She smiled while soaking in the sun, then later hopped onto an inflatable pool toy for some more fun.

While the Hot Pursuit actress played, her son Manolo was hard at work in the kitchen. Another photo showed him tending to a tray of hand-baked donuts. Looking like a kitchen pro, he donned a flour-dusted apron as he ferried the confections away. It seemed like a sweet family day, with the next shots showing Manolo cuddling up to Sofia’s pet Chihuahua Bagette.

Back in 2014, Sofia talked about what it took for her to get her US citizenship. During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! she admitted, “It took me a lot of time to get my residence even though I was working here for a long time. But it was fun and I got all my questions perfect.”


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