Kylie Minogue Wins Legal Battle Against Kylie Jenner Over Name
KYLIE MINOGUE STOPS KYLIE JENNER’S TRADEMARK ON “KYLIE”
Upon hearing of Jenner’s request to the patent office, Australian singing sensation Minogue filed a letter opposing Jenner’s request. In the letter, she referred to Jenner as “a secondary reality television personality,” while she is an internationally renowned artist often simply known as “Kylie.”
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office sided with Minogue, but Jenner is already issuing an appeal. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star already runs makeup line “Kylie Cosmetics.” She also has a fashion line with sister Kendall Jenner, has worked on a YA book series with her, and even has her own wax figure.
Minogue cited confusion and possible “damage” to her own branding. She already claims ownership of multiple Kylie-related trademarks in the U.S,, including for perfumes, music, and jewelry among other things, and also maintains www.kylie.com.
In Nov. 2015, Jenner’s lawyers tried to separately trademark the name KYLIE JENNER, which was also rejected last July. The USPTO declines to comment on any individual cases.
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