Robbie Williams’s plans for a skincare line have confronted opposition from Yves Saint Laurent.
The ‘Angels’ singer made a trademark utility over the summer season for a magnificence model referred to as Hopeium – which would come with cleansers, serums, moisturisers, and perfumes – however the vogue home have formally raised an objection with the Mental Property Workplace, arguing the 48-year-old pop star’s proposed moniker is simply too much like their very own perfume, Black Opium Eau de Parfum.
A supply instructed The Solar newspaper’s Weird column: “This has put a spanner within the works for Robbie.
“Nothing can proceed till a choice has been reached.
“It could possibly be expensive if he has to return to the drafting board on the subject of the title as a result of that might affect the entire model and the way it’s marketed.
“YSL feels it has a case if Robbie is promoting comparable merchandise.
“It’s intervention has brought about complications throughout.”
It was not too long ago defined the previous Take That star was very enthusiastic about his new venture and felt the model title was very becoming.
A supply beforehand stated: “Robbie is open to every part and something — and Hopeium is his brainchild.
“It means having an irrational sense of optimism, which may be very Robbie.
“He has trademarked the title within the UK and US and it covers a spread of skincare merchandise, together with cleansers, serums and moisturisers. There are scents included as properly.
“Robbie has all the time had a ‘attain for the sky’ mentality and he’s keen to provide every part and something a go.
“He likes being busy and this new venture is one thing he can actually get his enamel into.”
In the meantime, Robbie not too long ago admitted he’s looking for a steadiness between his profession and being a gift father for his and spouse Ayda Area’s 4 kids.
He stated: “I’m attempting to determine easy methods to go on tour and be a dad.
“I used to be watching an interview with an actor and he stated he didn’t see his youngsters develop up.
“Popping out of COVID — the place I spent two and a half years with them and now I’m going to do my job once more — it’s like a Rubik’s Dice that brings up new issues it’s important to work out.”