Login or register  
TV

Kardashian sisters being sued

kk

Coming this season to 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' - lawsuit fun in the sun!

The three Kardashian ladies - Kim, Kourtney and Khloe - are being sued for $10 million, as they apparently infringed on a trademark of a cosmetics line that they learned about when the line was discussed as appearing on their program. 

The story goes that Lee Tillett, the owner of a makeup business, was sued by Boldface Licensing + Branding, who licenses the likenesses of the Kardashian sisters for its product line. The problem? Boldface's product, "Khroma," was too close in title to Tillet's "Kroma." A cease-and-desist letter was sent Tillet's way, as Boldface said that his product “consists solely of a descriptive term and lacks any inherent distinctive meaning to the relevant consuming public and therefore is conceptually weak.”

So Tillet has countersued, saying that "Khroma" was likely to be marketed in such a way as to mislead the public into thinking that "Kroma" was what they were getting. His suit says, "The false association is damaging … and threatens to destroy its business."

Boldface paid the Kardashians $1 million up front, with promised royalty payments nearing $5 million additionally. Kim is the one who named the product “Khroma.”


Details
Show:
- Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Person:
- Kim Kardashian

Written by: Hamatosan
Jan 11th, 2013, 6:59 am

Anonypuss

Message Posted On Jan 15th, 2013, 12:02 am
Troubles of the rich - my guillotine needs sharpening...
mcw

Level 2 (13%)
Points: 31.3
Since: 03/Jan/10
Message Posted On Jan 11th, 2013, 11:25 am

"So Tilley has countersued"? Tillet?

Leave a comment:

Nickname:


To prevent comment spam, we ask you to enter the security CAPTCHA code below. Also, as a not logged in user, you cannot use UBB or links. To get rid of these limitations, login or register for a tvrage account!

Related news

Khloe Kardasian Sued Over Bar Room Brawl

Khloe Kardashian, the socialite who is not as famous as Kim, yet slightly..

Khloe and Lamar Take.. Dallas?

Khloe Kardashian and husband Lamar Odom are in for some big changes, and..

Kim Kardashian Gets Some New Bling!

Apparently the trip that she took to Haiti earlier this month didn’t..