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What do Kendall Jenner and Apple have in common? They might soon be going to court, thanks to their internet radio show Pizza Boys Radio. Along with DJ Daniel Chetrit, the reality TV star and the multi-tech billionaire company are being sued by artist Robert Karaguezian, who claims that the name of his Los Angeles artist collective PIZZABOYZZZ is not only similar in nature but outright stolen. Karaguezian believes Jenner and company are downright exploiting him and damaging his artistic lifestyle, and he's gonna make sure Jenner, Apple, and DJ Daniel Chetrit see their day in court.
TheWrap reported on the legal situation. In Pizza Boys Radio's first episode on April 13th, Robert Karaguezian claims in his recent suit that both Kendall Jenner and DJ Daniel Chetrit "professed their own uncertainty of what Pizzaboys represented," but it was ultimately defined with words and phrases like "collective," "lifestyle" and "the celebration of all our friends," which are words Karaguezian believes were taken from PIZZABOYZZZ's social media account. Karaguezian also believes his trademarked slogan, "In Crust I Trust," was also utilized by Kendall Jenner and DJ Daniel Cheetrit in their Beats 1 radio show.
Because Robert Karaguziean has over 43,000 fans and customers, the artist believes his outreach his prominent enough that Kendall Jenner, DJ Daniel Chetrit, and Apple would know about it and subsequently try to copy it. Now that Kendall Jenner and her crew have started this show, Karaguziean has noticed an influx of social media users who reach out to him believing he's involved with Pizza Boys Radio, only to reportedly "lash" out at him when it's revealed to them that he's a different artistic operation altogether. The PIZZABOYZZZ creator also wants a reward for damages suffered by Pizza Boy Radio's infringement, as well as any profits they have made so far.
Sam P. Israel, Robert Karageuzian's lawyer for this case, said the following to People about the recently-filed suit.
We wanted the defendants to stop using the mark and to assure us they wouldn't use the mark. What we asked for was a writing from them that would say they wouldn't use the mark and that they would destroy any merchandise that bore the mark, and they wouldn't do it, so we went ahead and filed suit.