Kim Kardashian is all about growing her empire, but the billionaire reality television star hit a bump in the road. Now she is facing a cease & desist for her troubles.
Kardashian is in the process of rebranding her beauty line, because KKW Beauty doesn’t quite fit since she is divorcing the “W” in that name. Her split with Kanye West caused more friction in a business sense, because the name she wants is already taken.
After filing paperwork to register her SKKN and SKKN by Kim with a new name, as part of that rebranding effort, Kardashian was slapped with a cease and desist according to Page Six.
A company called Beauty Concepts LLC has used the name since 2018, and they don’t appreciate Kim K jacking their intellectual property.
Cyndie Lunsford submitted a letter on July 21st which explained how she has operated a salon with skincare, and spa services under the SKKN+ brand name for the last three years. They claim to have a trademark on SKKN+ which was filed on March 28th, two days prior to Kim’s March 30th filing.
She already has social media pages using the SKKN+ name as well. That being said, Kim K has a tremendous advantage over the small business owner, because of her wealth. Her attorneys are already fighting this legal threat.
“We are disappointed that she has chosen to run to the media knowing that we were scheduling a call for tomorrow, requested by her attorney. So while disagreeing with the letter, we’re hopeful that we can smooth things over once both sides speak.”
This situation is still ongoing, and it could result in a legal battle. We’ll have to see who wins this one, but this whole thing could have been avoided if Kim Kardashian would have done a Google search for the name she wanted to go with for her new brand.
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