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Ke$ha fighting to block TikTok watch strap

Pop star Ke$Ha is taking legal action to stop the owners of an Illinois-based watch strap firm branding its latest product a name similar to her hit single Tik Tok.

The singer instructed her lawyers to fire off a cease and desist letter to Wimo Labs bosses last month (Apr11), claiming their product's name, TikTok, was in "flagrant and conscious disregard" of her rights.

Wimo Labs executives have now hit back and this week (begs02May11) filed papers requesting a federal court in Chicago to declare their TikTok watch strap does not constitute an infringement of Ke$ha's copyright, because consumers are unlikely to associate the star with the product.

Ke$ha's song became a chart smash worldwide in 2009, launching her as a pop star.