The actor, known for his role in the “Iron Man” films, is suing the US to stop the sale of titanium body-rings to Americans, saying it infringes on his intellectual property.
A spokeswoman for the actor said on Tuesday that the actor has filed a lawsuit against Smith, a Canadian-based jewelry company.
“This lawsuit seeks to stop Smith from selling titanium body bracelets, which are designed to be worn on the wrist and neck of individuals to enhance their physical attributes,” the spokeswoman said.
Smith did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In February, the actor filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against a Chinese manufacturer of titanium jewelry.
The suit said the titanium body parts infringed on the trademarked design of Smith’s character, Tony Stark.
The suit, which seeks to prevent Smith from continuing to sell the titanium bracelets in the US, says Smith’s design is a parody and an “alteration of Iron Man.”
Smith’s attorney, Christopher Smith, said he plans to fight the suit.
“We intend to vigorously defend this lawsuit, which we believe will have little to no effect on the sale or sale of Smith titanium braceles,” Smith said.
The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, is the latest in a string of recent legal challenges to the titanium-filled body jewelry.
Last month, a California judge ruled against a suit by the actor’s wife, who sued the company for infringing on his trademarked Iron Man design.
Smith has starred in several movies, including “The Hunger Games” and “The Wolverine.”
The actor has said he has worn titanium body rings on both arms and legs since childhood.