American model and actress Brooke Shields has filed a law suit against celebrity makeup artist and cosmetic brand Charlotte Tilbury over the use of an eyebrow pencil named ÂBrooke. SÂ.
Filed at the Superior Court of California, the complaint alleged that model ShieldsÂ Âbold eyebrowsÂ that have been the Âtrademark of her lookÂ are being sold on the Charlotte Tilbury website without her permission.
Whilst the brow pencil does not refer to the models full name, Brookes is claiming that her reputation is closely tied enough to her ÂboldÂ eyebrows to create confusion amongst consumers of the product.
The lawsuit claims that her ÂboldÂ eyebrows have been the trademark of her look and says she is currently Âinvestigating and developing potential opportunities to create her own cosmetics line with an emphasis on eyebrow-enhancing productsÂ and the sale of this product could potentially interfere with her creating her own cosmetics line.
In a statement BrookeÂs attorney Alex Weingarten said:
ÂBrooke ShieldsÂs career as a model, actress, author, and entrepreneur spanning decades has made Brooke (and her eyebrows) a household name, in fact, BrookeÂs eyebrows have been her trademark since Time magazine declared her Âthe Â80s lookÂ in 1981Â.
The product is currently available at major makeup retailers including Sephora, Amazon and Nordstrom who are also named as defendants in the suit.
ÂThis is an egregious violation of BrookeÂs rights, which we will litigate vigorously to vindicateÂ said ShieldsÂ attorney.
Shields is seeking damages from the makeup artist and for the brand to remove the eyebrow pencil from all retailers.