Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Battle for Kylie

This world is only big enough for one “Kylie” according to pop star Kylie Minogue. Last August, Kylie Jenner filed a USA trademark application for the name “Kylie” under advertising, reports the World Intellectual Property Review. On February 22, the 47-year-old Australian pop star filed a notice of opposition to the 18-year-old’s application claiming approval will confuse audiences and dilute her brand. Minogue currently owns trademarks for “Kylie Minogue Darling,” “Lucky- the Kylie Minogue musical” and “Kylie Minogue.” The document also says she has owned http://www.Kylie.com since 1996 (it has been operational since 1998). The documents also point to Minogue’s trademark for “Kylie” for entertainment and music recordings. Minogue slammed Jenner by calling her a “secondary reality television personality” who draws criticism from Disability Rights and African-American communities. On Sunday, Minogue took to Twitter to cryptically address the trademark battle saying “Hello… My name is KYLIE #lightyears.” Last week’s opposition is only the beginning. Jenner recently filed papers to trademark “Kylie” under entertainment services.(FoxNews.com) May the better Kylie win! Social media was fast to start the hashtag #Thereisonlyonekylie