Kendall and Kylie Jenner are no strangers to lace underwear, but are they innovative in that field? A company thinks not.
Klauber Brothers, Inc., a 161-year-old lace company, is suing the Jenner sisters for copyright infringement, claiming that their fashion brands used copyrighted lace patterns in the design of two of their items.
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Klauber, which was founded in Germany in 1859, specifically disagrees with two items: the "Kylie thong panties" sold at the official Kylie Jenner online store, and a slip sold under the Kendall + Kylie brand, according to court documents obtained by TMZ.
According to Klauber, the Kylie Thong panties waistband uses the company's two-dimensional lace design, while the slip uses one of Klauber's other lace patterns.
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In the "About us" section of his website, Klauber claims to have "most" of his copyrighted patterns, and adds that they are "based on original illustrations."
"Klauber has the reputation of using the latest machinery in a unique and creative way to develop new designs," reads the site. "More important is our focus on innovative techniques that promote the art of lace making."
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The company is said to be looking for all the profits from the two items, TMZ reported.
Kylie lace panties were still available for sale at TheKylieShop.com starting Thursday morning, discounted from $ 18 to $ 9.
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Representatives of the Kylie Jenner store or the Kendall + Kylie brand were not immediately available for comment.