In the 1980s, Brooke Shields became an internationally recognized actress, model, and fashion icon, and was named the unofficial face of the “80s look” by Time Magazine. Complaint at 1, Shields v. Beautylish (Cal. 2019) (No. 19ATCV16029). Ms. Shields’ signature thick, bushy eyebrows were a major part of this it-girl’s “80s look,” were “a target for endorsements and collaborations” and were even the subject of profiles in magazines such as Instyle, Elle and Vogue. Id. at 2.
Therefore, it raised some eyebrows in early 2019 when Charlotte Tilbury Beauty (Charlotte Tilbury) began offering an eyebrow pencil under the name “Brooke S.” Id. Taking umbrage, Brooke Shields commenced suit in May 2019 in the Superior Court of California, L.A. county, against Charlotte Tilbury and retailers selling the “Brooke S.” product, including Sephora, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom alleging that the defendants violated her right of publicity. Id. at 4-5. The suit also seeks an injunction to prevent further use of “Brooke S.” and unspecified monetary damages. Id. at 6-7.
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