DC Comics is beefing with Rihanna over using ‘Robyn’

Bring some beef, lose some Robyn?

by Maria Vallahis |
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DC Comics is trying to stop Rihanna from using her own name! Bascially they’re not too happy with Ri-Ri trying to trademark ‘Robyn’ because it’s too similar to Robin the Boy Wonder (as in Batman and Robin).

Rihanna – real name Robyn Rihanna Fenty – filed an application with the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office, while the American comic book publisher is trying to opposing the Pour It Up singer from doing so, according to Comic Book Resources.

She filed the application in June 2014, planning to use the name with "providing online non-downloadable general feature magazines."


Appaz DC Comics is worried that people might be confused about the similarities. Because obvs Ri-Ri is so possible she could change that, right?

The name is “virtually identical” to the crime-fighting comic book character and “consumers are likely to be deceived,” DC Comics, a division of Warner Brothers, said in the filing.

Ri-Ri now has 40 days to respond to the official opposition from DC Comics. To be fair we’ve never thought of the similarity, Batman and Robin – legendary dynamic duo. We’ll never get it confused.

"Robin is one half of a “world-famous” and decades-old “Dynamic Duo” who has “appeared alongside Batman, Batgirl, The Joker, Catwoman and The Penguin,” the complaint states. ”[Rihanna’s] registration is likely to cause dilution by blurring and tarnishing the famous opposer’s mark,” it slams.

Too similar to The Little Mermaid?
Too similar to The Little Mermaid?

In other news, Ri-Ri got hair like The Little Mermaid – do you think Disney will complain next? What do you think?

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