Kendall Jenner is being accused of stealing the idea for her new Beats 1 radio show “Pizza Boys” from Robert Karageuzian and his brand “Pizzaboyzzz”.
Jenner, 22, and her DJ friend and radio partner Daniel Chetrit has been sent a cease-and-desist letter from Karageuzian’s lawyer, Sam P. Israel, on April 16 demanding they stop using the brand’s name.
Karageuzian also claims the model and Chetrit are infringing on their unregistered trademark and now he’s threatening a lawsuit.
“Unless they stop doing what they’re doing, we’re going to file a suit next week and enjoin them from using our client’s trademark,” Israel told People magazine. “It’s clear-cut. They took the mark, they liked it, they went with it [and] they didn’t even contact us to try to get permission or anything. Just used it and then started a radio show talking about how great it is.”
Karageuzian took to his official Instagram account to slam Jenner, “Get some creatives on your team who can CREATE things for you instead of stealing stuff you find online.”
In an official letter, Karageuzian’s lawyer says that he has held the Pizzaboyzzz trademark since at least as early as February 19, 2015.
“Even if they were to change the name slightly, the fact of the matter is they’re deliberately targeting our client base, our audience, because they’re trying to pretend in effect that they are Pizzaboyzzz,” Israel said. “They just are acting as if they are our client. It’s almost like the ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’. They just stepped in and became the Pizzaboyzzz.”
He added, “There were all these people who were confused, who were actually upset with my client thinking that they had somehow morphed into the Jenner generation.”