Kim Kardashian – who’s at present within the means of relaunching her make-up model KKW Magnificence, which features a identify change – has been issued with a cease-and-desist by rival magnificence model after she filed a trademark for the identify ‘SKKN by Kim’.
After the make-up mogul filed to trademark both SKKN and SKKN by KIM, her authorized staff acquired a stop and desist letter from Magnificence Ideas LLC, owned by Cydnie Lunsford, who declare they’ve already locked down the identify ‘SKKN’ for salon, skincare and spa providers.
The corporate additionally mentioned they utilized to trademark the SKKN+ identify on March 28, simply days earlier than Kim Kardashian filed her personal trademark on March 30.
“I’ve painstakingly constructed my profitable small enterprise with my very own sweat fairness, onerous work, and analysis,” mentioned Lunsford, a 28-year-old aesthetician and entrepreneur, who additionally operates social media accounts below the SKKN+ identify.
“It’s clear that I established my model first.”
Michael G. Rhodes, Kardashian’s lawyer, told TMZ, “We actually respect and help small companies, and our hat is off to Ms. Lunsford. However the query at hand is certainly one of trademark regulation and we’ve not performed something deserving of authorized motion by her.”
He added, “We’re upset that she has chosen to run to the media realizing that we had been scheduling a name for tomorrow, requested by her lawyer. So whereas disagreeing with the letter, we’re hopeful that we will clean issues over as soon as either side communicate.”
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