Why A Major Apparel Company Is Suing Taylor Swift
There are many recognizable facets to Taylor Swift's cult of personality: her retro-inspired wardrobe, stockpile of famous exes and cat Meredith, among them. Now, one of the 24-year-old popstar's signature elements—her affinity for the number 13—is getting slapped with a major lawsuit.
Orange Country-based clothing brand Lucky 13 filed the suit early Tuesday morning, accusing Swift of trademark infringement based on her unauthorized use of the Lucky 13-registered trademark. After allegedly contacting Swift's camp multiple times regarding the issue, the lawsuit is serving as the company's last-ditch effort.
Since launching into the international spotlight following the release of her first album Taylor Swift in 2006, Swift has been anything but shy regarding her superstitions; check out any of her concert photographs and "13" can be seen drawn on her right hand. As she explained in a 2009 interview with MTV News: "The significance of the number 13 on my hand…I paint this on my hand before every show because 13 is my lucky number—for a lot of reasons," she said. "It's really weird. Basically whenever a 13 comes up in my life, it's a good thing."
Of course, we'll have to wait and see if anything major comes out of the suit—but for now, we're left wondering whether Swift's lucky number will pull through for her this time around.