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The half-Kardashian super model Kendall Jenner is suing Cutera, a skin treatment company, for claims that it's responsible for her "nearly flawless skin." Cutera claims its laser acne treatment perfected the 20-year-old. But Jenner's filing says she had no deal and is accustomed to getting paid, which according to TMZ is the take-away from this case.
Kendall Jenner is indeed a successful model. As her court documents state, she has graced the covers of the world's most prestigious fashion magazines, including Vogue, Vogue Paris, Vogue Japan, Vogue Brazil, Harper's Bazaar (shot by Karl Lagerfeld), Allure, GQ, Glamour, Marie Claire, LOVE, Interview, Paper, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Cleo, Garage, Dazed, and others.
So she doesn't really need the $10 million she's demanding. But it does sound like a valid claim that could succeed if there was no deal to promote Cutera.
"The right to associate Kendall Jenner's name and likeness in connection with a product or service belongs solely to Kendall Jenner and is protected by Federal and State law," according to Jenner's lawyer Todd Wilson. "Today's lawsuit by Ms. Jenner against Cutera, Inc., for the unauthorized use of Ms. Jenner's name and likeness to promote its product should serve notice that Ms. Jenner will vigorously defend her rights under the law."
Jenner is the daughter of Caitlyn Jenner and Kris Kardashian, widow of Robert Kardashian, OJ Simpson's defense attorney now being depicted on television's American Crime Story, so she's no stranger to lawsuits. She has her own trademarks and projects that infringe on other people's intellectual property too.
Jenner recently settled just such a suit. The settlement was for an unspecified amount and resulted in Pac-Sun yanking Jenner's stuff from stores because her inspirational tees infringed on the copyright of a luxury resort brand's famous shirts. The shirts were part of a line designed with her sister, Kylie.
But Jenner's got many projects, of which Cutera laser acne treatment promotion was apparently not one. In the family tradition, she is famously difficult to keep up with.
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