Legends Barber in South Africa has filed a lawsuit against The Famous Barber, alleging copyright infringement.
The Barber claims that The Famous Barber copied its signs and store layout and the brand has given photo proof to back up its claims.
The lawyer wrote a letter stating: “We act for legends Barbershop and projects (Ply) Ltd (hereinafter referred to as our client).
“Our client is the leading barbershop in South Africa as rated by the African Hair Awards Council and has 65 stores across the SADC region. Our client has been operating the LEGENDS BARBERSHOP brand and trademark since 2011 and it’s well known to members of the public and the barbershop and growing industry.
Nah, I was at The Famous Barber yesterday, and I literally thought I was walking into Legends. This is definitely copyright infringement 🤞🏿 https://t.co/GtGSnaROVK
— 🌈 (@KimMbiingo) May 20, 2022
“Our client is also the proprietor of all rights and the title, subsiding in its brand, get-up, design elements and look and feel of our clients’ LEGENDS BARBER branded stores and business, including at copyright subsisting in the design, competition and layout of its barbershops, cosmetic and personal care products. A depiction of some of these elements are provided… “