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Rihanna’s Sneaky Move, The 2014 Instagram Post That Thwarted PUMA’s Trademark Plans

Rihanna’s Sneaky Move, The 2014 Instagram Post That Thwarted PUMA’s Trademark Plans

 

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Rihanna and PUMA few partnerships stand as tall as a decade-long collaboration that’s weathered its fair share of storms, In the dynamic realm where music meets fashion. However, one particular Instagram post from 2014 threw a wrench into PUMA’s trademark ambitions, leaving the iconic shoe brand in a trademark tussle.

As reported by HipHopDX, PUMA is still grappling with the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office, struggling to secure trademark protection. The plot thickens with a twist that dates back to 2014, on the day Rihanna officially signed on as PUMA’s creative director. The pop sensation innocently shared the moment on Instagram, sealing the deal with the caption, “on the dotted line. #PUMA.” Little did she know, this seemingly harmless post would set off a chain reaction.

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The catch? Rihanna unintentionally revealed an unreleased shoe design, a year before PUMA filed for trademark protection in 2016. By doing so, she inadvertently tossed the design into the public domain, making it fair game for anyone else to claim. The consequence: PUMA’s patent dreams were shattered.

The legal saga unfolded with Dutch shoe wholesaler J.H. van Hilst emerging victorious in 2016. PUMA, however, refused to accept defeat, attempting to overturn the ruling. Regrettably, their efforts were in vain, as the appeal was once again rejected. The argument against PUMA centered around Rihanna’s influential status, suggesting that many could have been inspired to replicate her clothing.

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The silver lining? This setback is specific to Europe, not affecting the brand’s standing in the United States. The burning questions linger: What’s your take on PUMA’s persistent patent struggles post-Rihanna’s 2014 reveal? Are you surprised that the partnership endured despite the hiccup? Should PUMA throw in the towel on rectifying this situation? We’re eager to hear your thoughts, so share them in the comments section below. Stay tuned to Honk Magazine for the freshest updates on the PUMA-Rihanna saga and keep a close eye on us for the latest in music and streetwear trends.

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Benzino and Jacksonville Rapper Natalac Announce Drop Date for “Trending Topic”

Hey music lovers!

We’ve got some exciting news that you’ve all been waiting for! The highly anticipated new single, “Trending Topic”, will be dropping on all your favorite streaming platforms on April 12, 2024. So, mark your calendars because you wouldn’t want to miss the debut of this promising track!

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Straight from Jacksonville, Florida, Natalac, our beloved rapper and the CEO of Natalac Records and Natalac Express, is all set to release this brand new single. The exciting part? This upcoming single will be featuring none other than the entrepreneur, TV personality, and rapper, Benzino!

Remember when Benzino made waves in the hip hop and rap world with his release “Rap Elvis”, an Eminem diss? Our very own Natalac, draped in white mink, was a part of the single’s official video, filmed in Detroit. And it’s not the first time Natalac and Benzino have joined forces. They previously collaborated on projects like “Run Tell That” from the ‘Love & Pimp-Hop’ album by Natalac, which was released back in 2021.

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This time, they’re back with “Trending Topic”, their latest collaboration. The official video for this single, filmed in Detroit, will also see Bo$$ Money in the mix. Fans can expect to find “Trending Topic” in the upcoming Natalac album, ‘Return of Goldie’.

Natalac’s illustrious career in music spans over two decades. Remember his voter’s rights single “Fire in Florida”? It was so impactful that it caught the attention of the NAACP “Get Your Vote On” tour for the 2000 Presidential election. Since then, he’s been consistently releasing albums and working on numerous projects. One of his memorable works includes the 2012 ‘Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Vol. 183’ with Wyclef Jean, Young Jeezy, Mary J. Blige, Ludacris and several more that followed. Currently, Natalac is signed with his own label Natalac Records.

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Natalac’s charisma, talent, and raw perspective have earned him billions of views online. He’s also known for his character A Pimp Named Slickback, featured on Adult Swim’s ‘The Boondocks’.

So, on April 12, 2024, all fans and followers of Natalac and Benzino, get ready to tune in to “Trending Topic” as it makes its digital debut. Want to learn more about Natalac? Visit https://natalac.com/ or Google Natalac at http://bit.ly/2RcUJpn.

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ABOUT NATALAC: Natalac is a rapper based in Jacksonville, Florida. He’s the CEO of Natalac Express and Natalac Records. Find out more about him on https://rap.fandom.com/wiki/Natalac, https://bit.ly/2RcUJpn, linktr.ee/natalac, and Natalac.com.

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50 Cent’s Fiery Fallout, Daphne Joy Accusations Ignite Social Media Storm

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50 Cent’s Fiery Fallout, Daphne Joy Accusations Ignite Social Media Storm

In recent developments, 50 Cent finds himself embroiled in controversy as he takes to social media to lash out at Daphne Joy amid rape and abuse allegations. The tumult began when Daphne, mother of 50 Cent’s son, was implicated in a lawsuit against Diddy by Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones, alleging a financial exchange for intimate favors, which Daphne vehemently denies.

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With the online spotlight intensifying, 50 Cent wasted no time in publicly condemning Daphne, even going so far as to seek sole custody of their child. In response, Daphne addressed the accusations and 50 Cent’s aggressive reaction in a now-deleted Instagram Story, vowing legal action against Jones and slamming her ex for his social media antics.

In a poignant twist, Daphne called out 50 Cent, alleging past instances of rape and abuse, shifting the focus from her own predicament to his alleged misdeeds. Despite her claims, 50 Cent vehemently refutes all allegations, doubling down on his social media tirade against her.

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As the digital battlefield rages on, 50 Cent continues to air his grievances online, sparking further debate and speculation. What are your thoughts on Daphne Joy’s accusations against 50 Cent, and his subsequent online onslaught? Join the conversation below, and stay tuned to Honk Magazine for the latest updates on this unfolding saga.

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