KENDALL JENNER is suing an acne treatment company for not only using her name and likeness without permission, but for also claiming that the model apparently endorses the product. The advertisement for Cutera Laser Genesis bears a quote from Jenner that acne “completely ruined” her self-esteem – something that she said on her app last year – alongside the claim that visits to a Laser Genesis dermatologist have left her with “nearly flawless skin”.
Legal documents list the range of publications that the 20-year-old model has appeared in alongside the claim that she would usually charge an “eight-figure sum” for such an endorsement, meaning that she is suing the company for its profits which must total more than $10 million.
“The right to associate Kendall Jenner’s name and likeness in connection with a product or service belongs solely to Kendall Jenner and is protected by federal and state law,” Kendall’s lawyer Todd Wilson told TMZ. “Today’s lawsuit by Ms Jenner against Cutera, Inc., for the unauthorised use of Ms. Jenner’s name and likeness to promote its product should serve notice that Ms Jenner will vigorously defend her rights under the law.”