In came the email:
“Lady Gaga (Ate My Heart, Inc /Stefani Germanotta) is a bully and suing the family business that owns the 12-year-old registered trademark brand Gaga Pure Platinum cosmetics because she can’t get a federal trademark registration, after being blocked registration twice.
“Gaga Pure Platinum was created and has existed since 2000 and to try to get what she wants, with no regard to who she hurts, she is trying to steal the Gaga registered trademark from Gaga Pure Platinum with a lawsuit. Lady Gaga doesn’t own any trademark rights to Gaga in cosmetics because Gaga Pure Platinum cosmetics owns it and trademarked it when Stefani Germanotta was 14 years old, long before Lady Gaga came into existence.
“So much for her anti bullying campaigns because she is bullying a family business and her tactic is to lie by using fraudulent, baseless and groundless claims in federal trademark court so she can bully them with her fame….Looks like she’s living up to her self proclaimed title of ‘mother monster’ and has proven to be a total hypocrite. Once again she has copied yet another artist that came before her, Gaga Pure Platinum.
All the public information is available at this link.”
I reached out to Gaga’s people for a response, and I didn’t have to bully them for it.
Here it is:
“Lady Gaga and her companies respect intellectual property and would never infringe on anyone’s rights. But this particular trademark hasn’t been used in what appears to be years.
“In fact, Lady Gaga’s counsel tried several times to speak to the original owners about their alleged use of their mark in an effort to find a way to amicably coexist. There was never a response.”
And now, here’s the response to that from the trademark owners:
“The Gaga Pure Platinum trademark has been and continues to be in use. Lady Gaga’s counsel never contacted Gaga Pure Platinum nor did we ever receive any communication from Lady Gaga nor it’s representatives. No effort to communicate was ever made, only a court action.”