EXCLUSIVE: Internet Star Jeffree Star – Accused of Illegally Ripping off Beauty Company, Slapped with Federal Lawsuit
The Dirty can exclusively reveal Jeffree Star is accused of ripping off a popular cosmetic company by hawking products with their copyrighted designs and now they have slapped him with a lawsuit demanding a permanent injunction and damages for him illegally profiting off their hard work.
Black Moon Cosmetics filed suit against Jeffree Star and his Jeffree Star Cosmetics accusing the internet star of copyright infringement.
The company explained they launched in 2015 and sell high quality cosmetic products via social media. They are known for their use of bold and eye-catching packaging for their products and their customer base has grown substantially in only a couple years.
Black Moon says they were the first cosmetic company to use packaging with a mark consisting of holographic crescent moon on a black background. However, they accuse Star of releasing his own extremely similar product packaging only four months later.
The company blasts Star saying he was fully aware he was stealing their design … in an attempt to confuse consumers by selling his products with similar packaging. They claim he continues to steal their work and plans to release another product – that infringes on another one of their designs – which will be released on April 8th.
Black Moon is demanding an injunction against Star from releasing his line of products and damages for his copyright and trademark infringement.