Kim Kardashian West walks away with over R37 million from a lawsuit

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Kim Kardashian (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo Images)
Kim Kardashian (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo Images)

Cape Town - American media personality Kim Kardashian West received just over R37 million from the lawsuit against fashion brand – Missguided.

In February, the socialite accused the fashion brand of using her name and pictures to sell "knock-off" clothes without her permission. She accused the British company of replicating her designer clothes. She initially sued them for damages of $10 million (R13 million).

According to The Fashion Law, "The court order comes after Missguided failed to respond to the suit, prompting Kardashian’s counsel to seek a quick win and monetary damages to the tune of more than $10 million to go along with it."

"Missguided USA never responded to her lawsuit, so the court awarded Kim a default judgement." TMZ reported.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star ended up walking away with a total of $2,7 million (R37 million) in damages and $60 000 (R84 000) in attorneys' fees.

BBC News stated that Missguided has been banned from using Kim’s "trademarks in connection with the sale, marketing or distribution of its products". The brand has since removed all the images of the beauty mogul from their Instagram page.

This is one of the pictures that was used on the Missguided Instagram page. “P.S. fast fashion brands, can you please wait until I wear this in real life before you knock it off [sic]?” Kim captioned the image with a laughing emoji.

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