Kardashian family 'threaten legal action against surgeon for using their name to promote facelifts'... but he claims it's also the name of his DOG 

They are one of the most entrepreneurial families in the world and have used their globally recognised name to front a string of business ventures.

And the Kardashian clan are making it clear that they will not take lightly to others attempting to cash in on their famous moniker and have reportedly gone down hard on a plastic surgeon who has been offering his patients what he has dubbed the 'Kardashian Facelift'.

According to documents obtained by TMZ, the Kardashians have had their attorney hound Dr. Gary Eldridge and demand that he quit using their name to promote his fibrin protein treatment.

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They're definitely Keeping Up! The Kardashian family are making it clear that they will not take lightly to others attempting to cash in on their famous moniker and have reportedly gone down hard on a plastic surgeon who has been offering his patients what he has dubbed the 'Kardashian Facelift'

They're definitely Keeping Up! The Kardashian family are making it clear that they will not take lightly to others attempting to cash in on their famous moniker and have reportedly gone down hard on a plastic surgeon who has been offering his patients what he has dubbed the 'Kardashian Facelift'

In an attempt to fight his corner, the Australian doctor has filed documents to trademark the procedure in the U.S.

It's alleged the surgeon has insisted that the treatment is not at all connected with the famous family and is actually the name of his family dog.

Unsurprisingly, the Kardashian's lawyer reportedly refused to accept the doctor's claim and informed him in a very affirmative letter that the family already holds countless trademarks on its name, in all matter of fields, from beauty to advertisements, which Dr. Eldridge is infringing upon.

Threatening to sue: According to documents obtained by TMZ, the Kardashians have had their attorney hound Dr. Gary Eldridge and demand that he quit using their name to promote his fibrin protein treatment
Threatening to sue: According to documents obtained by TMZ, the Kardashians have had their attorney hound Dr. Gary Eldridge and demand that he quit using their name to promote his fibrin protein treatment

Threatening to sue: According to documents obtained by TMZ, the Kardashians have had their attorney hound Dr. Gary Eldridge and demand that he quit using their name to promote his fibrin protein treatment

Big business: The family already holds countless trademarks on its name, in all matter of fields, from beauty to advertisements, which Dr. Eldridge is infringing upon

Big business: The family already holds countless trademarks on its name, in all matter of fields, from beauty to advertisements, which Dr. Eldridge is infringing upon

It's believed the surgeon has since dropped his trademark application and has removed the Kardashian name from his procedure, instead calling it simply a 'Fibrin Facelift'. 

Kim Kardashian and her husband Kanye West are currently embroiled in legal action of their own as it's claimed the rapper has threatened to file a $10million lawsuit against his former bodyguard, who claims he was 'fired for trying to talking to his wife'.

The hip-hop star issued a damning statement about Steve Stanulis after the latter discussed his difficult working relationship with the famous couple leading up to his sacking on 2 May.

The couple said they will a file a breach of confidentiality suit against the father-of-three, 42, unless he apologises for his comments he has made about them to the media in recent weeks.  

Furious: Kim and Kanye West, pictured in London on Monday night, are responded to their former bodyguard's claims

Furious: Kim and Kanye West, pictured in London on Monday night, are responded to their former bodyguard's claims

A spokesperson for Kanye told MailOnline : 'The West Family will no longer tolerate the spreading and selling of fake stories in a desperate, transparent and shameless attempt for publicity at their expense.

'This sad, parasitic maniac has violated every basic human tenet of decency with his story of lies. As such, the Wests will explore all legal means at their disposal to silence this nonsense.'

TMZ.com reported the Kanye and Kim's lawyer has sent a legal letter to Stanulis, accusing him of breaking a confidentiality agreement he was under as their former employee. 

However, the former New York police officer maintains that the Wests are asking him to sign such an agreement retroactively.

He also alleges they have failed to pay him for his three days work protecting the couple during a trip to New York City earlier this month, according to the New York Daily News .

Missing the drama: Kim and Kanye at the Met Gala on 2 May - shortly after Stanulis was fired

Missing the drama: Kim and Kanye at the Met Gala on 2 May - shortly after Stanulis was fired

Stanulis maintains he was fired by Kanye, 38, after attempting to talk to Kim, 35, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, shortly before they were due to attend the Met Gala.

He insisted he just wanted to clarify the couple's movements after hearing about a potential change of transport and she was the first one he saw. 

The bodyguard, who is happily married, claimed Kanye was 'jealous' and accused him of 'flirting' with mother-of-two Kim.

He launched a scathing attack on the rapper, calling Kanye 'the most condescending person I have ever met',

He explained how the rapper refused to press his own lift buttons, asked guards not to talk when he was present, sulked when forced to sit in the front seat of a car and 'never' apologised.

Stanulis said he is still waiting for the $900 plus $200 in expenses he is owed for his three days work with the couple.

He told the Daily News: 'I called the guy (who contracted the job) to find out where is my pay. He told me that West’s camp rejected the invoice and said "tell him to get paid by Inside Edition".'

However, a source with the security firm claims Stanulis will be paid once he submits a formal invoice. 

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