Madonna has so far kept her business plans secret, but the addressed lawyers said that she would most probably not deal with explosives production.
I guess that means one less suspected terrorist.
The above quote comes from an article in today’s Prague Daily Monitor, which reports that Explosia, a Czech company that holds the trademark for Semtex, has decided not to sue Madonna for her use of the Semtex name. Madonna established a company in London in January and has registered the name as “Semtex Girls Ltd.”
Explosia claim that their trademark is worth CZK 130 million (about USD 5.5 million), but while they hold the trademark in almost every other industry, they do not hold it for entertainment. To successfully sue, Explosia would have to show that Madonna’s use of the name Semtex has damaged the trademark when, not surprisingly, it has done the opposite. Still, it would have been polite of her to drop a line and ask if they minded.
Madonna has not said much about her new business, but she has said this:
The Semtex Girl is a girl who is dynamic, a girl who explodes, who doesn’t know the meaning of nine to five, a girl who is unstoppable and who doesn’t take no for an answer. And has excellent taste.
Um, a suicide bomber with a really stylish headscarf?