Kim Kardashian is being dragged into courtroom as soon as once more after a small enterprise proprietor accused the movie star of trademark infringement.
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Kim Kardashian accused of trademark infringement
Kim Kardashian is reportedly being sued for trademark infringement over her new skincare line SKKN and SKKN BY KIM.
The small enterprise proprietor Cydnie Lunsford has filed a lawsuit claiming that they personal the rights to SKKN+.
She has additional accused that the star’s use of SKKN is complicated her clients.
According to authorized paperwork, SKKN+ is a Brooklyn-based Beauty Concepts. It additional provides that it’s a Black and woman-owned enterprise that survived the pandemic solely to be taught that Kardashian is launching a brand new model with an identical moniker.
Lunsford’s lawyer first served the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star a cease-and-desist letter final July.
In the letter, they acknowledged that SKKN+ had offered salon and skincare companies since July 2017.
They additional alleged that they contacted Kardashian to tell her that they held the trademark rights over SKKN+ and requested her to not use an identical identify.
However, in accordance with the corporate, the 41-year-old star’s crew in the end ignored their request once they launched her new model anyway.
Kim Kardashian crew’s response to the lawsuit
Kim Kardashian’s legal professional Michael Rhodes is claiming her shopper’s innocence and talked about that she is within the clear.
He mentioned, ‘This lawsuit is not what it seems. SKKN BY KIM is a new brand that follows in the footsteps of Ms. Kardashian’s profitable KKW line of merchandise.’
Rhodes added, ‘Building on independent research and development, her company filed a trademark application for SKKN BY KIM to protect the new branded products. This prompted the current shakedown effort.’
He continued that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) ‘rejected Beauty Concepts’ personal SKKN+ mark saying that “skkn” simply means “skin”.’
According to Rhodes, ‘running a small esthetician business in Brooklyn does not give it the right to shut down a global skincare line.’
The mannequin and Beauty Concepts proceed to be locked in a authorized battle over the trademark rights.
However, Rhodes has identified that Beauty Concepts is suing them solely to leverage an enormous settlement quantity.
Kardashian’s new model has been questioned about its legitimacy ever since its launch. She was beforehand accused of copying the Australian influencer’s pores and skin clinic identify SSKIN, run by Emilee and Amy Hembrow.