1:23 am - 07/18/2014

Madonna Fires Back In Hard Candy Beauty Company Lawsuit – Requests Case Dismissal!

Madonna isn’t giving up without a fight.

Beauty and fashion brand Hard Candy sued the “Material Girl” crooner and her manager Guy Oseary for copyright infringement and unfair competition, claiming the pop star stole the company’s name to sell her fitness apparel and DVDs in 2011 even after her U.S. Patent and Trademark application was rejected. But now RadarOnline.com can exclusively report that Madonna requesting the court dismiss the case!

In documents obtained by Radar, Madonna claims that because she has never done business in Florida (Hard Candy is a Florida-based company), the court doesn’t have jurisdiction over them!

“This Court may not exercise general jurisdiction over any of the New Defendants because none of them has ‘continuous and systematic general business contact[s]’ with Florida such that they can be determined to have ‘engaged in substantial and not isolated activity within this state,’” the documents read.

The “Vogue” singer also argues that neither she nor her manager had any say in the trademark management decisions. In fact, she alleges that she only has final say on the creative aspects of the business – not operational decisions. Madonna claims she has had only two personal interactions with HCF, the third-party company she gave the rights to use her unregistered trademark.

Because she wasn’t involved with the decisions, Madonna is requesting that the suit be dropped.

Hard Candy Lives On!
loveology101 18th-Jul-2014 06:09 am (UTC)
i lie awake at night hoping the new madonna album will be good #PrayTheMDNAaway
onadarknight 18th-Jul-2014 06:19 am (UTC)
MDNA is one of her better albums, stop.
liquidt1000 18th-Jul-2014 06:23 am (UTC)
no u stop. mdna is trash
amyjellicoe 18th-Jul-2014 06:29 am (UTC)
Love Spent tho
onadarknight 18th-Jul-2014 06:31 am (UTC)
+I'm a Sinner!
amyjellicoe 18th-Jul-2014 06:35 am (UTC)
+I'm Addicted
+Falling Free
liquidt1000 18th-Jul-2014 06:36 am (UTC)
one good song doesnt make up for the rest of the album tbh
adam_pally 18th-Jul-2014 06:47 am (UTC)
Half the album is shit I'll give you that but the other half is way better than the best songs off of Hard Candy
getnassty 18th-Jul-2014 08:44 am (UTC)
Devil Wouldn't Recognize?
Miles Away?
fortunatoxlk 18th-Jul-2014 07:06 am (UTC)
xadyx 18th-Jul-2014 06:21 am (UTC)
American Life remains her best album.
I want something like that again.
getnassty 18th-Jul-2014 08:44 am (UTC)
Easy Ride, Nobody Knows Me, I'm So Stupid <3
cleopatrick93 18th-Jul-2014 06:11 am (UTC)
I've been listening to ROL like crazy lately
xadyx Ray of Light shits on careers18th-Jul-2014 06:20 am (UTC)
From that album: Mer Girl & Sky Fits Heaven >>>>>>>>>>>>>
starlight_icons Re: Ray of Light shits on careers18th-Jul-2014 07:49 am (UTC)
sky fits heaven is perfection
vanilla_blue Re: Ray of Light shits on careers18th-Jul-2014 12:27 pm (UTC)
amyjellicoe 18th-Jul-2014 06:34 am (UTC)

xadyx 18th-Jul-2014 06:40 am (UTC)
And Madonna was on ha late 40's during this era

Edited at 2014-07-18 06:40 am (UTC)
lauren7653 18th-Jul-2014 06:35 am (UTC)
someone post this to reddit for me

firefox1490 18th-Jul-2014 06:58 am (UTC)
whats going on here?
scorpionbreeze 18th-Jul-2014 06:35 pm (UTC)
xtinkerbellax 18th-Jul-2014 06:38 am (UTC)
When did it become a drugstore brand? When I was younger the polish was sold at boutiques and such.
mollysdevice 18th-Jul-2014 06:52 am (UTC)
They partnered up with wal-mart in 2009.
torture_tactics 18th-Jul-2014 12:22 pm (UTC)
yep, ~memories. remember how every nail polish used to come with a ring?
shania_cares 18th-Jul-2014 01:17 pm (UTC)
They still do!:
title or description
torture_tactics 21st-Jul-2014 09:44 am (UTC)
omg caboodles had cosmetics? I didnt know that. I still have my plastic caboodles makeup cases
sbenner 18th-Jul-2014 06:38 am (UTC)
NGL I love some of the Hard Candy makeup, especially the blush and bronzed.  Also can't beat those low low Walmart prices
torture_tactics OT18th-Jul-2014 10:46 am (UTC)
OT but why did hawaii bombay delete? was there drama?
mikasaackerman Re: OT18th-Jul-2014 11:51 am (UTC)
copyright infringement
torture_tactics Re: OT18th-Jul-2014 11:59 am (UTC)
what do you mean? and i thought they were a mod here...
mikasaackerman Re: OT18th-Jul-2014 12:03 pm (UTC)
idek the whole story but apparently she was banned by Livejournal for it, not by brenden & co.
torture_tactics Re: OT18th-Jul-2014 12:16 pm (UTC)
i see... thanks

i only wondered b/c i was going through some old bookmarks and tons of them were deleted/access denied. then i noticed in another post's comments that there was a strike through HB's name. so i figured that my dead-end bookmarks must have been her posts that i had saved for later. i'll never get to read all that wank now, it's lost like tears in the rain ;n;
mikasaackerman Re: OT18th-Jul-2014 12:46 pm (UTC)
lol sorry for your loss oop
sviibwhapp 18th-Jul-2014 02:57 pm (UTC)
It says in the post what the lawsuit is about
iluvkidnappers 18th-Jul-2014 12:09 pm (UTC)
no beauty tag OP?

SO I've never been interested in the KVD line, since the few samples I tried of foundation were meh, and the liner irritates my eyes, but i think I need that Poe lipstick.


torture_tactics 18th-Jul-2014 12:20 pm (UTC)
this would make my teeth look yellow af
torture_tactics 18th-Jul-2014 12:19 pm (UTC)
I love hard candy. it's basically urban decay at a very slightly lesser quality but a fraction of the cost. i think both companies are under the same umbrella, even.

i do love madonna's hard candy fitness dvds too, tho. so im torn.
shania_cares 18th-Jul-2014 01:20 pm (UTC)
Are they? I remember they both used to be "high end" in the 90s. My sister hoarded those and wouldn't let me use her HC polishes so I had to settle for Wet n Wild.

I have to try their products out now. This will fulfill my childhood longing.
torture_tactics 18th-Jul-2014 05:16 pm (UTC)
Well I actually haven't tried HC nail polish, oop.

But in terms of cosmetics I think HC is great. UD is amazing, don't get me wrong. If the difference in price was only a few dollars I would just buy UD, but HC is really inexpensive. The tradeoffs are: UD has bigger color selection; UD is more pigmented (so you need to use a bit more with HC); and UD tends to be a bit smoother - just means you need to blend a bit more, nbd. Tradeoffs are worth it to me, especially since I rarely wear bright/saturated colorful looks.

I've tried a lot of HC products and have never been horribly disappointed, except with the mascaras. I'm reallyy picky about mascara
prophecypro 19th-Jul-2014 01:01 pm (UTC)
Damn she got a break lol
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