Australian pop-star Kylie Minogue doesn’t want anyone trademarking her precious name!
KDB, an Australian-based business representing Minogue, filed a notice of opposition for Kylie Jenner’s US trademark application for the term ‘Kylie’, which was filed in August of last year.
KDB claimed that if the US Patent and Trademark Office approved Jenner’s application then it would cause confusion among consumers between the two Kylies and dilute her brand. That doesn’t make a lot of sense, I don’t think, as to me the two represent very different demographics.
The company also cited existing trademark registrations for the term ‘Kylie’ that cover entertainment services and music recordings, though Minogue owns her own trademarks for the terms ‘Kylie Minogue darling’, ‘Lucky – the Kylie Minogue musical’ and ‘Kylie Minogue’.
Minogue called Jenner a “secondary reality television personality” who has received criticism from disability rights groups and African-American communities. Not sure if that’ll make the difference, but who knows?
Do you think Kylie Jenner should have rights to “Kylie?”