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Kim Kardashian $10 Million Legal Battle With Makeup App Company Heats Up

By Ryan Naumann

Kim Kardashian’s $10 million-dollar lawsuit against a makeup app who used her photo is moving forward.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the company iHandy is demanding Kim’s case be dismissed from court.

iHandy denies all allegations of wrongdoing in the complaint. Kim accused the company of using her photo to promote their app without permission.

The company says they are a corporation organized under the laws of Hong Kong, China. They argue the court has no jurisdiction over them.

Aside from the whole jurisdiction they argue, “On information and belief, damages, if any, that were allegedly sustained by Plaintiff as a result of the acts complained of were caused, in whole or in part, or were contributed to by reason of the acts, omissions, negligence and/or intentional misconduct of Plaintiff or her agents.”

iHandy is demanding the entire lawsuit be tossed out.

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Back in October, Kim filed a $10 million-dollar lawsuit against a company iHandy. She accused them of using her photo without permission to hawk their makeup and beauty manipulation app.

Her suit stated, “iHandy, directly and/or through its agents or other representatives, copied and exploited a popular KKW photograph that she had posted and featured exclusively on her own official social media page to display her applied make-up and to promote her KKW Beauty cosmetics.”

The lawsuit read, "Defendant claim, absurdly, as its alleged defense ... that they didn't know that the unlicensed, unauthorized photo they knowingly stole and misappropriated was that of [Kim Kardashian West] ... one of the most famous and recognizable women in the world."


Kim even claims iHandy "even had the audacity to threaten [Kim Kardashian West] not to bring claims against them for their blatant infringement, or they would go after her."

iHandy app offers, "perfect selfies with professional beauty and body retouch tools, including face life, smooth, concealer, slim and more."

Kim said the $10 million in damages is the cost of her licensing her photo and using her for endorsements.

She said, "KKW has been damaged in an amount not yet fully ascertainable but which is believed to be in excess of Ten Million ($10,000,000) Dollars, including for the loss of the monetary consideration that would customarily be paid to KKW to license KKW’'s name, photograph, image and/or persona in connection with use of her image for endorsement."

The case is ongoing.

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