Real Housewives of New York and business woman Heather Thomson is facing off with the creator of Spanx, Sara Blakely. Heather claims that Spanx has ripped off her Yummie Tummie slimming tank and is ready for justice to be served!Â â€œI wonâ€™t be bullied and I wonâ€™t lie down. I will fight it as hard as I can with my last breath I will fight this,â€ Thomson toldÂ ABC News. â€œMyÂ heartÂ dropped,â€ she adds of discovering the Spanx product. â€œI was like â€˜Oh my god, Spanx is knocking me off.â€™â€
In early 2013 Heather’s attorney’s fired off a cease and desist letter to Spanx, and recently Heather posted a direct letter to Blakely on her official website.â€œI needed toÂ writeÂ it down,Â woman to woman, how I feel about this,â€ she explained.
Sara Blakely has also filed a complaintÂ in the NorthernÂ DistrictÂ Court of Georgia, claiming that Heather’s trademarks on the slimming tanks are not valid.Â A Spanx spokesperson told ABCÂ News, â€œSpanx has not infringed on any valid patent, and we will continue to make fabulousÂ productsÂ for our loyal fans.â€
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