Beyonce and Jay-Z have lost their bid to trademark their baby daughter’s name. The celebrity couple were legally trying to trademark the name on account of a Boston-based event planning firm, which has been going by the name of Blue Ivy Events since 2009 (that’s three years BEFORE Blue Ivy was born!).
The couple filed the trademark application shortly after Blue Ivy was born in January, reportedly because Beyonce wants to release a line of childrens clothing.
According to the Boston Herald, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office sent the hip-hop royals a letter turning down their petition to retain “Blue Ivy” for their own business ventures and siding with Blue Ivy Events owner Veronica Alexandra, who was forced to defend her company’s good name.
The ruling means Blue Ivy Events can continue to operate under its current designation. But the firm doesn’t hold anything against Bey and Jay, posting a photo of the pair on its site with the caption, “Congrats to our SOUL MATE Couple with Baby Blue Ivy!!!”
While they may be disappointed, Beyoncé and Jay-Z can now get back to the business of being first-time parents to Blue Ivy, efforts for which they received the presidential seal of approval after Barack Obama took time out on the campaign trail to offer up some unsolicited advice to the twosome.
“I made sure that Jay-Z was helping Beyoncé out [with the baby], and not leaving it all with Beyoncé and the mother-in-law,” the president told Cleveland radio station Z107.9.
Obama also talked about his blossoming friendship with the duo ever since Beyoncé sang at his inauguration.
“They’re good people. Beyoncé could not be sweeter to Michelle and the girls. So they’re good friends. We talk about the same things I talk about with all my friends,” he said.
Here are some new pictures of Beyonce and Jay-Z leaving a restaurant in Battery Park in NYC.
Source, Photos: FameFlynet
Rumor has it Beyonce has signed on to headline the Super Bowl’s halftime show on February 3, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans!
An anonymous tipper told the AP that an official statement is supposed to be released on Wednesday.
Last year, fellow superstar Madonna performed during halftime (with assists from Cee Lo Green, Nicki Minaj, LMFAO and M.I.A.) — according to the Nielsen Co., her halftime show drew in approximately 114 million viewers, 2.7 million more than the game itself.
Most recently, Beyonce — who welcomed daughter Blue Ivy in January — performed alongside hubby Jay-Z during his eighth and final concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
The Grammy winner was “front and center” supporting her spouse during his first show on September 28, too.
Says an eyewitness, “She went crazy singing and dancing to every song.”
Beyonce would be a great choice!
UDPATE: It’s official! Here’s a new promo!
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Jay Z told E! News that no- the rumors are absolutely false. Blue Ivy will NOT become a big sister anytime soon! Hov was asked Wednesday night at the NBA 2K13 release at the 40/40 club all about more kids in the future. Here’s the interview:
“Are you having another baby?” E! News asks.
“Tonight?” Jay-Z quipped. “No.”
“What about in nine months?” we prodded.
“Not in nine months,” Jay said. “Absolutely not.”
But before then? What about in seven or eight months?
“No,” Jay said. “Not in one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight or nine months.”
That sounds like it puts the rumors to rest, to me! Still, starting off with a joke like “tonight” seems like it’s trying to throw the media off the trail. I wonder what Beyonce has to say about all of this?
Is Beyonce pregnant? Several sites have jumped on the baby-bump watch, and are using the picture above as proof.
What in the world does that picture prove!? The photo was taken last week, at the fundraiser Jay-Z and Beyonce threw for President Obama in New York City. I see no bump.
The mother to 8-month-old Blue Ivy is about to be a mom to another little boy or girl! The singer was spotted in NYC sporting a baby bump, and a source confirms to HollywoodLife.com that she is pregnant!
Beyonce showed up to La Marina restaurant on Sept. 23 in the Washington Heights neighborhood of NYC in a tight-fitting leopard dress that showed off her new baby bump, and HollywoodLife.com has the exclusive details!
The usually trim and fit R&B superstar arrived at the restaurant with her husband Jay-Z, and witnesses immediately noticed a small bump visible. A source close to the A-list couple told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that she is in fact expecting!
Beyonce’s rep also said to HollywoodLife.com, ”I do not comment on her personal life.”
Other sites are posting pictures showing a “pregnant” Beyonce, but they’re just insane. There is no bump – at all. I’ve seen Jennifer Aniston more pregnant than that.