Super model and entrepreneur Tyra Banks is fuming hot right now and has reached her limits with weave giants who have been using her name and likeness for a line of multiple wigs that they have been calling “Tyra Banks wigs”, Banks is not feeling her high-end locks even being compared to the three dollar bargain bundles of Wet N Wavy Yaki in the neighborhood flea market hair shops that have had her face plastered to them over the years without her consent..
I’m sure a real Tyra Banks wig would probably run you a couple of thousand dollars but that’s just an uneducated guess…either way the model is not down with seeing her mug plastered on the wall of the wing shop down on MLK that has the weave shop in the back of it and she’s hitting them with a 10 million dollar lawsuit to put an end to the wig battle…
Tyra just filed a lawsuit in L.A. County against 10 companies that make wigs … and in the suit she claims they’re all biting her “name, photograph, image, and identity” — as well as her trademarks. We know squat about wigs … but some quick research revealed several of the companies do have Tyra’s photos and Tyra inspired wigs on their websites.
A few examples: The Yaki straight[Tyra-Banks style] wig, the Tyra Banks custom lace wig #046, and our fave — the Tyra Banks inspired human hair wig. We’re guessing it’s not actually TB’s hair you’re buying … although it does cost $300!
Several pages of the lawsuit are spent on spelling out how valuable her trademark is because she’s a huge star … and to prove it her IMDB profile — all 11 pages — are attached to the suit as Exhibit A. To be fair, the suit also refers to Tyra as a “former supermodel.” TB is suing for an injunction to stop the sale of the infringing products — and at least $10 million in damages. (TMZ)