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Nobody is going to confuse megastar Beyoncé with Feyonce, a Texas clothing line that sells T-shirts printed with “Put a ring on it,” according to a recent federal judge’s ruling that has spurred the singer to settle her lawsuit, celebrity site TheBlast.com reported Monday.
According to court documents obtained by the site, Beyoncé is requesting a hearing scheduled for Nov. 1 to be adjourned and went on to explain, “The parties have met and conferred regarding settlement and are currently involved in advanced negotiations that the parties anticipate will resolve this matter shortly.”
Beyoncé reportedly said she does not expect the case with the owners of Feyonce to go to trial, the site reported.
A federal judge rejected an injunction against the clothing line, writing: “A rational jury might or might not conclude that the pun here is sufficient to dispel any confusion among the purchasing public … Viewed in the light most favorable to defendants, this evidence suggests that consumers are understanding the pun, rather than confusing the brands.”
Beyoncé, in her 2016 suit, accused the company of capitalizing on the notoriety of her song by hawking merchandise online with lyrics like “Put a ring on it, according to the site.
Call it The Running Dead.