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July 21st, 2011, 09:39 AM
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Kim Kardashian sues Old Navy over lookalike in ads - Yahoo! News

Kim Kardashian is suing Old Navy because she feels a model of theirs looks too much like her. She feels that Old Navy is capitalizing on her image, despite the fact that it's on an entirely different person. The model finds it to be BS. Do you think that a famous individual has the right to copyright or trademark their own appearance, so that other individuals and/or corporations have no right to use people who resemble them?
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July 21st, 2011, 09:47 AM
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July 21st, 2011, 09:50 AM
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Utter and total bs! She's just being a spaz because they paid a look a like instead of her.
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July 21st, 2011, 10:01 AM
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OMG that's the funniest thing I ever read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!EVER! So classicly ridiculous.

No, in answer to the question...
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July 21st, 2011, 10:10 AM
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That really is hilarious. If someone has a really unique look then I could see copyrighting it. But this claim is ridiculous.
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July 21st, 2011, 10:20 AM
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I think it's stupid. I don't really know anything about her, but I do find it funny that they mention she became famous for being a friend of Paris Hilton and having a sex tape. What is this world coming to?
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July 21st, 2011, 10:57 AM
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She should sue, they both have the same colour hair.
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July 21st, 2011, 10:58 AM
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No. What a silly law suit.
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July 21st, 2011, 11:44 AM
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This is just nuts, Kim needs a reality check. The world does not revolve around her!
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July 21st, 2011, 01:45 PM
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I think that model is prettier. She should sue Kim.
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July 21st, 2011, 01:58 PM
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Utter and total bs! She's just being a spaz because they paid a look a like instead of her.
So true!
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July 21st, 2011, 05:21 PM
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Usually just a lurker here, but just had to add that the model is dating Kim's ex-boyfriend (or was recently). Wonder if that has anything to do with it.......?
As for the question; no, pretty sure you can't/shouldn't be able to copyright your looks/appearance. And if you could what give's Kim K rights more than the model? Couldn't the model just say that Kim looks too much like her? Maybe she could sue for royalties from Keeping up with the Kardashians.
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July 21st, 2011, 05:32 PM
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This is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever read. So what, this women shouldn't ever be allowed to act, sing, model, etc. just because she resembles Kim K.? That's absurd.
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July 21st, 2011, 06:09 PM
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This reminds me of Lindsay Lohan's suit against e-trade ($100 million) for the "milk-a-holic" commercial.
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July 21st, 2011, 06:11 PM
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I'm going to copyright my appearance. Nobody should be allowed to have a multicolored eye and a big nose but me.
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July 21st, 2011, 06:56 PM
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oi. Is anyone else getting really tired about hearing about this family? They're on every "gossip mag" on every website and now one is suing because someone looks like her?!
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July 21st, 2011, 07:29 PM
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oi. Is anyone else getting really tired about hearing about this family? They're on every "gossip mag" on every website and now one is suing because someone looks like her?!

BEYOND tired.
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July 21st, 2011, 07:33 PM
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I'm suing Kim because she copied my big butt. I'm putting a copyright on my butt tomorrow, she'll hear from my attorney.
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July 21st, 2011, 07:41 PM
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I'm suing Kim because she copied my big butt. I'm putting a copyright on my butt tomorrow, she'll hear from my attorney.
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July 21st, 2011, 07:52 PM
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She is a moron. And I did hear about the model dating Kim's ex. I am certain that has something to do with it. But hey, at least the ON model is more than a pretty face - she can sing and dance, too.
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