Kardashian sisters slapped with $10m lawsuit for stealing cosmetics line name
London: The Kardashians are being sued for allegedly stealing the name for their cosmetics line Khroma Beauty, for which they are guaranteed to make up to 6.2 million dollars.
Make-up artist Lee Tillett is seeking 10 million dollars in damages from the sisters and Boldface Group Inc, which markets their line, the Daily Mail reported.
She claimed that it infringes on her Kroma Make-up line, which she founded back in 2004.
Florida native Tillett told the Orlando Sentinel that she developed the Kroma line herself, built the business through her own hard work, and took the legal steps necessary to protect it.
She added that she has now been forced into legal battle with the Kardashians simply because they have decided to take something that doesn’t belong to them.
It is the latest move in a legal tussle that began when she sent a cease and desist letter last July urging them to stop using the name.
In response, Boldface petitioned a California federal court to get a judgement that the name Kroma “consists solely of a descriptive term and lacks any inherent distinctive meaning to the relevant consuming public and therefore is conceptually weak.”
In her formal federal court response, Tillett claimed that the promotion of Khroma was likely to mislead customers into thinking her line is associated with the Kardashian sisters.