In June, a New York-based clothing company, also named Rhode, filed a copyright lawsuit against the model for using the same name in her new skincare line, but a judge dismissed the claim in Bieber’s favour. Bieber launched her brand a few days before the suit was filed, using her middle name Rhode for the venture. The clothing company, founded by Purna Khatau and Phoebe Vickers in 2014, argued that Bieber’s brand name infringed on its trademark.
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