“Although Mr Fenty is Rihanna’s father, he does not have, and never has had, authority to act on Rihanna’s behalf, nor has he ever been authorized to use her name, intellectual property or publicity rights,” states a court document dated January 15, 2019, obtained by entertainment website Variety.
It adds that the defendants have been sent cease and desist notices to stop claiming they are connected to the Fenty name, but they have continued “to falsely state and advertise to third parties that the company is affiliated with Rihanna and the Fenty brand.”
An undated press release on the Fenty Entertainment website describes the company as “a groundbreaking entertainment company, focused on cultivating new talent and developing TV and media platforms for promoting brand development.”
Along with Rihanna, the plaintiffs are her two companies Roraj Trade LLC and Combermere Entertainment Properties.
Fenty Entertainment had not responded to CNBC’s request for comment at the time of publication.