Kim Kardashian Is Sued for Saying Her Tables Are Authentic Donald Judds

In a video where Kim Kardashian tours the offices of her Skkn by Kim company, she points out the glam rooms, theater and kitchen of her sprawling 40,000-square-foot space, all drenched in several rosy hues of beige.

It is sparsely furnished, in keeping with what Kardashian has described as her love for the calming influence of minimalist design.

Even the furniture tends to be minimalist chic.

“These Donald Judd tables are really amazing,” Kardashian says, speaking of an artist widely celebrated for his genius with simple forms, “and totally blend in with the seats.”

Except that the dining set is not by Donald Judd, according to the nonprofit foundation that represents his legacy. It sued the celebrity on Wednesday, accusing her of making false claims.

Also named in the lawsuit was Clements Design, which the court papers say produced the tables and chairs that resemble those designed by Judd. The foundation is accusing the company of trademark and copyright infringement.

“Consumers are likely to believe Judd Foundation and the Donald Judd brand are connected or affiliated with, or otherwise sponsored or endorsed Ms. Kardashian,” said the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. “Judd Foundation categorically prohibits customers from using purchased Donald Judd furniture for marketing and promotional purposes.”

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