Freedom United, an apparel company based in California, is seeking damages and an injunction against Puma in Manhattan's federal court. Freedom United claims trademark protection dating to 2006 for the initials “FU.” Specifically, it cites the use of “F.U.” to stand for “Fenty University” in Puma's Fenty collection for Rihanna. The website of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office lists the word mark “FU Freedom United” as both registered in 2006 and currently dead.