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Madonna faces lawsuit over Hard Candy fitness business

By | Published on Thursday 5 June 2014


Madonna and her business partners in the Hard Candy fitness business have reportedly been sued by the Hard Candy cosmetics firm, the latter accusing the former of trademark infringement and unfair competition.

Madonna, her manager Guy Oseary and gym entrepreneur Mark Mastrov launched their Hard Candy company in 2010, naming it after Madonna’s 2008 album of the same name. At the core of the operation are health clubs in Berlin, Mexico City, Moscow, Rome, Santiago, St Petersburg, Sydney and Toronto.

According to, the Hard Candy cosmetics company, which formed in 1995, reckons that Madonna’s health venture using its name is confusing customers, and it is pushing for the popstar to stop using the brand. The trademark infringement litigation has been filed in a Florida court.