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 JennerÃ¢â¬â¢s US trademark application for the term Ã¢â¬ËKylieÃ¢â¬â¢, which was filed in August of last year.
KDB claimed that if the US Patent and Trademark Office approved JennerÃ¢â¬â¢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 Ã¢â¬ËKylieÃ¢â¬â¢ that cover entertainment services and music recordings, though Minogue owns her own trademarks for the terms Ã¢â¬ËKylie Minogue darlingÃ¢â¬â¢, Ã¢â¬ËLucky Ã¢â¬â the Kylie Minogue musicalÃ¢â¬â¢ and Ã¢â¬ËKylie MinogueÃ¢â¬â¢.
Minogue called Jenner a Ã¢â¬Åsecondary reality television personalityÃ¢â¬Â 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?”