Madonna’s Material Girl Trial


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Kelly Osbourne in the Material Girl Fall 2011 ad campaign.

Looks like Madonna will soon be Vogue-ing her way into a courtroom.

The singer/director/fashion powerhouse is expected to face trial proceedings in mid-October after a judge refused to throw out a trademark infringement lawsuit filed against her Material Girl clothing collection, Women's Wear Daily reports.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles last year, charges that the Macy's line violates the "first use" trademark of L.A. Triumph, which claims it has been selling a juniors' clothing line under that name since 1997.

MG Icon, which represents Madonna, manager Guy Oseary, and the Iconix Brand Group Inc., had filed an argument charging that, thanks to her 1984 hit song "Material Girl," the singer was in fact the "senior user" of the name. The group also requested that the lawsuit be thrown out.

Unfortunately for them, Judge S. James Otero dismissed the argument, paving the way for a trial this fall.

L.A. Triumph is seeking unspecified monetary damages, and an injunction that would require Madonna to rename her line, which is currently fronted by Kelly Osbourne.

Chin up, Madge. You'll always be the Material Girl to us.

Meanwhile, see why Monica Botkier is suing Sears over its Kardashian Kollection.

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