DETAILS: How Kim Kardashian's perfect selfies have landed her a $100million lawsuit

By Drum Digital
02 August 2017

The lawsuit was filled on Monday

Reality television star and business woman Kim Kardashian is being sued for $100 million over selfie light phone. Kim who endorses the Lumee phone case is caught in a legal drama where a man called Hooshmand Harooni is alleging that Lumee stole his idea of an illuminating cellphone case. And since Kim's company Kimisaprincess Inc has been pushing the phone it was served with court papers yesterday.

"At issue, here in this action are 'selfies' (i.e., photographs that one has taken of oneself) and Ms. West’s endorsement of LuMee branded selfie cases," court papers obtained by Entertainment Tonight say. "Ms. West’s endorsement and her pecuniary gain have come at the expense of Plaintiffs – patent infringement. Mr. Hooshmand Harooni, the inventor of the ‘644 patent, is the true pioneer and innovator of illuminated selfie cases. ... Ms. West’s infringing influence has unfairly deterred competition from Harooni’s licensee, Plaintiff Snaplight, which possesses exclusive rights to enforce the ‘644 patent," the court papers added.

The plaintiff alleges that he patented the idea in 2013 but he has suffered loss in sales because Kim has endorsed Lumee.

Kim's representatives have said they don't agree with the lawsuit saying; "The patent lawsuit filed by Snaplight has no merit and is just another attempted shakedown," their statement reads. "Kim has done absolutely nothing wrong."

Lumee also agrees with Kim's representatives.

"LuMee was disappointed to learn about the lawsuit filed against Kim Kardashian West by Snaplight, LLC, alleging patent infringement with regard to her involvement with LuMee," their statement provided to ET reads. "The lawsuit has no merit and Kim has done nothing wrong. LuMee is an innovator of illuminated cell phone cases and was the first to market. Between its patents, copyrights and trademarks, LuMee has developed substantial intellectual property rights surrounding its product line. LuMee is currently asserting patent infringement against Snaplight in the District of Delaware."

Source- ETonline

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