The big problem here is people aren't fully understanding Trademark law.
Ruaidhri Hogan

Trademarks are limited by default. Infringement is only an issue if a) it’s a wide known brand b) They’s any form of confusion.

a) is not the case. Kik is not widely known
b) There is no way you can confused a piece of code with a messenger application.

So, Kik really did not have a case. They used the normal scare tactics, with a reference to trademarks / lawyers / DMCA.

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