Looks like “Khroma Beauty” has come back to haunt the Kardashians one more time!
Back in 2012, Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian launched their low-priced Khroma Beauty makeup line. Upon launch, they were dragged into MULTIPLE legal battles over the name “Khroma”. One complaint was from Chroma, a high-end makeup line, and the other from Kroma, a makeup line who trademarked the name "Kroma" before "Khroma" came along.
After trying to keep the name for about a year, the Kardashian ladies finally gave up and changed the name of their beauty products to Kardashian Cosmetics.
Or so they thought…
But Lee Tillett, the woman behind the Kroma trademark lawsuit, can’t seem to let things go.
She’s now trying to sue the Kardashians for changing the packaging, but not changing the name of the products inside the packaging!!
The Kardashian sisters asked to be dismissed from the case, since they claim the matter has to do with their distributer, Boldface, rather than them personally.
Unfortunately for the Kardashians, the judge shot down their request. So now, they want the court to order Kroma to back off — on claims of harassment!
One of their court documents states:
“On November 26, 2013, after the close of fact discovery, Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe Kardashian, along with their loan out corporations filed a motion for summary judgement in this trademark infringement action. During discovery, the Kardashians produced thousands of pages of documents. They were all deposed. Discovery confirmed there is no evidence to support Tillett’s case against the Kardashians.”
The sisters are claiming the case is a burden (they recently received a 156-page motion that asks for 37 new documents), and think they should be dismissed since they’ve already proven they have no involvement with the makeup line aside from endorsement.
What a mess!!
It must be especially hard for them to deal with since they've already changed the line's name.
Hope everything works out!
[Image via WENN.]
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