Kim Kardashian
TV personality Kim Kardashian says her daughter North West (not pictured) posted a photo of her on Instagram. Here, Kardashian arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, August 30, 2015. Reuters/Danny Moloshok

Reality star Kim Kardashian West and her momager, Kris Jenner, are facing yet another legal battle. The mother-daughter tandem, along with Glu Mobile, the developers of Kim’s highly successful mobile game, are being sued by another game studio for allegedly stealing ideas for the game.

According to Tech Insider, a rival gaming company called Just Games Entertainment, is seeking over US$10 million (AU$14 million) from Glu Mobile and the Kardashians. The game, titled “Kim Kardashian Hollywood,” was released in the summer of 2014 amid much hype and fanfare. The game quickly rose to the top of download charts and has reportedly raked in millions of dollars.

The lawsuit claims that the final version of the game, which was developed by Glu Mobile, bears similarities to a copyrighted pitch that Just Games presented to a representative for Kris Jenner months earlier.

According to a related report by TMZ, the lawsuit refers to very specific details of the game that were in the original pitch and are now being used in the released version of the game. However, the TMZ refers to the company as Kung Fu Factory instead of Just Games Entertainment. It is unclear if the two entities are related.

Glu mobile has released a statement on the issue and completely denied stealing any ideas for Kardashian’s game. “Glu views this complaint as completely frivolous. We were never contacted by, or even heard of, the plaintiff before they filed this complaint. Glu independently created 'Kim Kardashian: Hollywood' and we will defend ourselves vigorously in this matter,”

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