Exclusive You can”t go slapping Tyra Banks” name willy nilly on wigs — not without her slapping back with a massive lawsuit for 10 million dollars … our sources has learned.
Tyra just filed a lawsuit against 10 companies that make wigs … and in the suit she claims they”re all biting her “name, photograph, image, and identity” — as well as her trademarks.
We don”t know squat about wigs … but did some quick research and discovered several of the companies do have Tyra”s photos and Tyra inspired wigs on their websites.
A few examples: The Yaki straight[Tyra-Banks style] wig, the Tyra Banks custom lace wig #046, and our fave — the Tyra Banks inspired human hair wig. We”re guessing it”s not actually TB”s hair you”re buying … although it does cost $300!
Tyra”s lawsuit spells out just how valuable her trademark and how big a star she is — and to prove it her IMDB profile … all 11 pages of it … are attached to the suit as Exhibit A.
To be fair, the suit does acknowledge Tyra is a “former supermodel.”
TB is suing for an injunction to stop the sale of the infringing products — and at least $10 million in damages.
Fun fact: Tyra”s first acting credit was Jackie Ames on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” in 1995.