RJ Williams, whose pieces have hung in the corridors of the Art Gallery of NSW and Museum of Contemporary Art, is taking legal action against Madonna over what he claims is a breach of copyright.
The 32-year-old says the “M” symbol used on the singer’s new Truth or Dare perfume, launched last month, bears too much of a resemblance to the symbol he has been painting and using on clothing for eight years and which he trademarked last year.
Williams told The Sunday Telegraph…
“Friends from all over the world have been calling me upon seeing the Truth or Dare by Madonna campaign to express their disgust and support.
It’s about my integrity as an artist.
I do not think it should be able to be used by a giant cosmetics company.”
Last week, Williams sent a legal letter to Madonna’s agent, Guy Oseary, requesting the star immediately stop infringing his copyright, provide him with all profits made so far and enter into a licence with him for future use of the symbol.
The Sunday Telegraph could not contact Mr Oseary for comment.
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