Kim Kardashian Claims Ownership Of The Selfie: Could She Trademark The Term?

Kim Kardashian may not be filming Keeping Up with the Kardashians as much as she used to, but she successfully manages to keep her name in the press. And this week, Kim offered up some interesting comments in regards to pictures of herself. It is no secret that the concept of a “selfie” was super popular a few years ago, and the word was officially entered into the dictionary after many younger people decided to take pictures of themselves.

But if you ask Kim Kardashian, she may tell you that the world was just copying her. Apparently, she is hinting that she came up with the entire concept of a selfie, because she has been taking pictures of herself since she discovered the function of a camera.

According to a new Hollywood Life report, Kim Kardashian is now revealing that she believes that she discovered the entire trend back when she was just a toddler. Kim is claiming ownership in her new book, Selfie, which is due out in May. In the book, Kardashian reveals that she was obsessed when it came to taking pictures of herself. She got hooked, and Kim started snapping pictures of herself back in middle school. Kardashian claims that she started everything when she was just 4-years-old.

“I took pictures of myself with digital cameras when I was in junior high and high school, and I just got hooked,” Kim Kardashian revealed about her obsession, adding, “I was always obsessed with selfies.”

According to the Inquisitr, it is actually Kanye West and his team who are behind her book. In the book, Kim shares many selfies from over the years, and fans will even see pictures from her early life — in selfie format, of course. And it isn’t surprising that Kanye wants to push a book about Kardashian, as he is always eager to show off his wife.

But could Kim Kardashian claim ownership of the word “selfie,” given she claims she created the concept? Legally, Kardashian could try to trademark the word, but it is questionable whether she could be successful in the venture, now that the word is in a dictionary. Plus, it may be hard for Kim Kardashian to prove that she created it.

Kim and Kanye could be thinking about the amount of money they could sue people for, if they had that trademark. And Kim has experience with trademark lawsuits. A few years back, she was sued for $10 million over using the name “Khroma” for a cosmetics line. As it turns out, another company was already using the name.

Do you think Kim Kardashian came up with the selfie?

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