Kendall and Kylie Jenner aren’t any strangers to lacy undergarments, however are they innovators in that discipline? One firm thinks not.
Klauber Brothers, Inc., a 161-year-old lace firm, is suing the Jenner sisters for copyright infringement, alleging that their trend manufacturers used copyrighted lace patterns within the design of two of their objects.
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Klauber, which was based in Germany in 1859, is particularly taking situation with two objects: the “Kylie Thong Panties” bought at Kylie Jenner’s official on-line store, and a slip bought below the Kendall + Kylie model, based on court docket paperwork obtained by TMZ.
According to Klauber, the waistband of the Kylie Thong Panties makes use of the corporate’s copyrighted two-dimensional lace design, whereas the slip utilized one in every of Klauber’s different lacy patterns.
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Under the “About Us” part of its web site, Klauber claims to have copyrighted “most” of its patterns, including that they’re “based on original artwork.”
“Klauber has a reputation for utilizing the latest machinery in a unique and creative fashion to develop new designs,” the positioning reads. “More important is our focus on breakthrough techniques that advance the art of lace making.”
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The firm is claimed to be searching for the entire income from the 2 objects, TMZ reported.
Kylie Lace Panties have been nonetheless obtainable on the market on TheKylieShop.com as of Thursday morning, marked down from $18 to $9.
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Representatives for the Kylie Jenner Shop or the Kendall + Kylie model weren’t instantly obtainable to remark.