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It's a battle worthy of an episode of "Real Housewives." Television personality and diet mogul Bethenny Frankel is claiming that Slim-Fast stole her trademark black-and-red "Skinnygirl" logo for a print ad.
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On Monday, Frankel told her followers on Facebook, "Thank you for all of your concern regarding the confusion with Slim-Fast using my logo without permission. They approached me to do a deal for Skinnygirl Daily nutrition bars, which I declined. I'm shocked to see they used it anyway. I will handle this situation immediately. Thank you for always being so protective of me."
The Slim-Fast ad shows a curvier figure than Skinnygirl's rail-thin image but does use bright red clothing over a black silhouette and a high, bouncy ponytail similar to Frankel's superthin avatar. A Facebook fan named Lindsay posted, "100% thought it was an article about Skinny Girl or a related product. Go get 'em girl. They would have never used that color scheme or silhouette if it wasn't for your brand." Another fan, Alida, agreed: "Don't they know who they're dealing with? Have they heard the name Bethenny Frankel? I'm sure they're going to meet her very soon, and deserve everything they get . . . "