Kim Kardashian Sued Over Alleged Perfume Logo Theft
Kim Kardashian is reportedly being sued for allegedly stealing a marketing company’s logo for her new perfume bottle.
It is understood that the reality star-turned-mogul is already facing a trademark infringement lawsuit over the Kimoji Vibes perfume she released earlier this week, which reportedly earned her an estimated $6.8 million in just five minutes.
— KKW FRAGRANCE (@KKWFRAGRANCE) July 17, 2018
In an enthusiastic manner, Kim had recently visited her social media accounts to promote her new line which consists of three scents – Kimoji Vibes, Kimoji Cherry, and Kimoji Peach.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 17, 2018
But according to court documents obtained by The Blast, mobile marketing company Vibes Media claimed that the packaging of KKW Fragrance’s latest scent infringed on its trademarked logo, a blue speech bubble with the word “vibes” written in white lower case, which was registered in 2012.
Judge for yourself below.
The lawsuit alleged that KKW Fragrance “has been marketing, promoting, and is now selling a ‘Vibes’ perfume. The ‘Vibes’ perfume comes in a bottle that is a close facsimile of the Registered Vibes Logo.”
The documents also claimed that “there is a strong likelihood that consumers will be confused into believing that Defendant’s Vibes perfume is Plaintiff’s product or that it is authorised, endorsed, sponsored, or approved by Plaintiff,” or conversely that the marketing company is somehow affiliated with Kardashian.
The Chicago-based marketing company also says KKW doesn’t have permission to use its trademarked logo.
Photo credit: Getty Images For ABA/Kim Kardashian (Instagram)