Simply weeks after Twitter was discussing the similarities between a Black-owned enterprise and Kim Kardashian‘s SKKN skincare line, the proprietor of Magnificence Ideas has filed a lawsuit towards the fact star for trademark infringement.
Based on paperwork obtained by TMZ, it is stated that the proprietor of Magnificence Ideas says she “owns the rights to “SKKN+” and says Kim’s use of the moniker on her magnificence merchandise is complicated clients.”
Kim’s group denies the infringement claims and claims “this lawsuit is just not what it appears.”
Michael Rhodes, Kim’s legal professional continued:
SKKN BY KIM is a brand new model that follows within the footsteps of Ms. Kardashian’s profitable KKW line of merchandise. Constructing on unbiased analysis and improvement, her firm filed a trademark utility for SKKN BY KIM to guard the brand new branded merchandise. This prompted the present shakedown effort.
Rhodes continued to say:
We applaud Ms Lunsford for being a small enterprise proprietor and following her goals. However that does not give her the proper to wrongfully declare that we have achieved one thing fallacious. In its letter, Magnificence Ideas claimed to personal rights to a brand made up of SKKN+, and had simply filed for trademark safety for that brand. The enterprise was a one-person store providing facials from a single Brooklyn location. The salon had no signage and was by appointment solely. To our data, Magnificence Ideas bought no merchandise beneath the SKKN+
He additionally said:
Magnificence Ideas requested that we drop the SKKN identify. After all, we stated no. Magnificence Ideas then challenged Ms. Kardashian’s trademark functions on the USPTO. Unsurprisingly, the USPTO rejected Magnificence Ideas’ personal SKKN+ mark saying that “skkn” simply means “pores and skin.” Undaunted, Magnificence Ideas then tried to make its enterprise appear greater than it was – it leased a brand new storefront, modified its web site, and many others.
As of now, the 2 are headed to courtroom.
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