A lawsuit was filed in an Oklahoma federal court against Kim Kardashian-West and her company, known as Kimsaprincess Inc, regarding a series of images and emojis, known as ÂKimojisÂ by a social-media application developer.
The developer alleges that he and a small team collaborated with Kardashian-West to create some ÂKimojiÂ designs and merchandising. However, they are claiming that Kardashian-West did not share any of the profits from the trademarked creation.
The plaintiff, David Liebensohn, stated Âwe want to be compensated for what we would made with KimojiÂ.
Liebensohn and two others Narayan Shankar and Daniel Rice, founded the company, App Social, back in 2014, which created social media applications. One of the apps created, called CensorGram, assisting social media users to protect their accounts away from bullying, spammers and trolls. Users were given the ability to delete comments and users. The name of the app was later changed to CensorOut. Kardashian-West liked the concept of this app and reached out to the founders to discuss a potential investment. An idea was pitched, designing the ÂKimojiÂ, the series of animated emojis and GIFs of the Kardashian family. The group agreed they would split the profits of ÂKimojiÂ with 60% going to Liebensohn and his colleagues, and 40% to Kardashian-West.
LiebensohnÂs attorney stated that Âthe purpose of the lawsuit is to obtain OklahomaÂs justice as Liebensohn received zero money and Kardashian-West made a fortuneÂ.