October 3, 2011 by Satomi Aki (IPilogue Editor)
Satomi Aki is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Ever since Madonna launched her clothing line, Material Girl, in August 2010, it has been plagued by a trademark infringement suit. Two weeks after the line went on sale exclusively at Macy’s Department Stores in the United States, LA Triumph Inc filed a lawsuit against Madonna’s company, MG Icon LLC, claiming the rights to the Material Girl trademark. In the latest development, the US District Court denied a motion for summary judgment made by MG Icon to dispose of the suit and ordered that the suit should proceed to trial.