Smiles all round as Kardashian West and Urban Outfitters ‘selfie’ patent claim settled
Written by Ellis Sweetenham on 29 March 2018« Return to Reading Room
Being the self confessed queen of selfies, it was only a matter of time before Kim Kardashian West released a product to aid such activity.
In conjunction with fashion retailor Urban Outfitters, Kim designed and produced the LuMee phone case, as an official partner of LuMee.
The cases include a light which aids the user in taking the perfect selfie.
However, not everyone was on board as SnapLight filed a patent infringement claim against Kim’s company and Urban Outfitters, claiming that the LuMee cases infringes SnapLight’s patent which is an “Integrated lighting accessory and case for a mobile phone device”.
The claim was made following SnapLight’s struggle to compete with the LuMee product which became a popular product due to its connection with Kardashian West.
After the claim was filed last year, last week a motion to dismiss was filed by the three parties involved citing that a settlement agreement had been made.
There has been no details of the settlement published but with the LuMee cases still available to buy, it seems that a compromise was agreed.
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