NeNe Leakes has sent yet another cease and desist letter but this time it went to Washington DC T-shirt designer Arsha Jones. Leakes is reportedly attempting to trademark the phrase “Girl, Bye” and DC Native Arsha Jones who is the owner of “Tees In The Trap is not happy about it.
According to Radar the cease and desist letter states “Ms. Leakes has been using the phrase ‘Girl Bye’ for over two years on her television show The Real Housewives of Atlanta and in public,” “The ‘Girl Bye’ phrase is widely associated with Miss Leakes due to Ms. Leakes’ fame and high level of exposure in the public limelight”
According to the Washington Post:
Leakes’s attorney has reportedly sent a cease-and-desist letter to Jones, an Annapolis resident and the owner of Tees in the Trap, a company that makes hip T-shirts emblazoned with pop-culture sayings. Seems Leakes wants Jones to stop making shirts that read “Girl, Bye,” a dismissive phrase that Leakes popularized on RHoA.
But Jones says it is Leakes who’s the ripoff artist. She’s contending in recent media interviews that Leakes bought one of her shirts at a pop-up boutique in Atlanta. After Leakes posted an Instagram picture of herself wearing it and fans went wild, the reality starlet opened an online storeselling, among other things, a shirt with an identical design, Jones said in interviews with Web sites Coloures and Radar.
Source: Sister 2 Sister