CONFIRMED: Kylie Jenner to Face Copyright Infringement Suit Over Cosmetics Imagery
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CONFIRMED: Kylie Jenner to Face Copyright Infringement Suit Over Cosmetics Imagery

image: Vogue Kylie Jenner is set to face a legal battle over her wildly popular makeup line. The reality television star has been accused of misappropriating the imagery of Vlada Haggerty, a Los Angeles-based makeup artist, in connection with her Kylie Cosmetics collection. Much has already been made of Haggerty’s threats of litigation – which have since been confirmed by her counsel – and the potential success that she may have in connection therewith, but much has been left out of the discussion. Of the existing information that has been published about the impending Haggerty v. Jenner legal battle, TMZ – which has taken to providing legal commentary it seems – noted that while ideas are not protected by copyright law, the expression of such ideas is, in fact, protected. With this in mind, the celebrity gossip website asserts that Haggerty is without any merited claims against Jenner, as Jenner’s photos merely embody Haggerty’s ideas, such as the idea to depict metallic liquid dripping off of a pair of lips. What TMZ is missing here is that while Haggerty cannot claim infringement based on the copying of her ideas , she very may have a claim based on the […]

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