FKA FKA twigs? The British Singer, born Tahlia Barnett, might have to change the unique, memorable alias that helped catapult her into international fame.
It all started back in April of 2014, when the Barnett was merely going by Twigs. She was slapped with a lawsuit by musical duo Linda and Laura Good, who had been going by Twigs for nearly 20 years. The suit came about after FKA twigs had reached out to the Goods to offer them payment for the usage of her name, which they declined, resulting her changing her moniker to FKA twigs. Linda and Laura Good eventually decided to withdraw their suit, but it looks like the situation still hasn’t been settled.
According to Billboard,
We have not agreed to this distinction,” Laura Good tells Billboard. “Since September 2013, [Barnett] has been on notice of her willful trademark violation.”
Lisa Borodkin, attorney for the Goods, is slightly more conciliatory. She says her clients need to police their “Twigs” mark under trademark law and that the situation won’t be fully resolved unless Barnett enters a personal use agreement — presumably paying more than $15,000 for the rights to the trademark. (Reps for FKA Twigs did not respond to requests for comment by press time.)
FKA twigs hasn’t made any public statements on the matter, but there’s a chance we might be seeing FKA FKA twigs in the future.