According to court documents obtained by TMZ, the companies have been profiting off of Tyra's "name, photograph, image, and identity” and she's suing for $10 million in damages and an end to the product sales.
The 39-year-old has certainly served some fierce hairstyles over the years (see: slideshow below), so we can understand the appeal. But these wig makers should know better than to mess with the supermodel-turned-mogul. Haven't they ever seen an episode of "America's Next Top Model"?
If not, we leave them with this...
Nevertheless, one company is selling pieces with names like "Yaki straight [Tyra-Banks style] wig" and the "Tyra Banks custom lace wig #046." The infringement seems crystal clear and if that's not enough evidence for the court, Tyra has also included her 11-page IMDB profile as exhibit A in the lawsuit to make sure the powers that be know how big of a star she is.
Head over to TMZ to read more about the lawsuit.