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Abercrombie & Fitch files lawsuit against Beyonce


COLUMBUS, Ohio A teen clothing retailer has filed a lawsuit against celebrity Beyonce, claiming the name of her upcoming fragrance infringes on its copyright.

Abercrombie & Fitch filed a suit Sept. 15 in U.S. District Court in Columbus against singer Beyonce Knowles, saying that it has held held a trademark for the word "fierce" since 2003, which is the name of its signature fragrance.

Knowles, who recently inked a deal with Coty Inc., was planning on naming her new perfume Sasha Fierce, the name of the performer's alter ego.

When Knowles applied in September 2008 to trademark "Sasha Fierce" for a fragrance and other items, Abercrombie said in the lawsuit Knowles did not believe there would be any confusion between .

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