After a long legal battle since April 2014, Kylie Minogue defeats Kylie Jenner’s attempt to trademark the name “Kylie.”
Kylie Minogue finally wins the legal battle over Kylie Jenner, who was trying to trademark the name “Kylie” since April 2014.
The Legal Battle
Kylie Jenner first applied to trademark her first name in April 2014. In response, Kylie Minogue launched a legal dispute against it. According to the Daily Mail, Minogue’s legal representatives reportedly sent a letter to the US Patent and Trademark office arguing that the trademark should not be granted to Jenner.
They argued that Jenner is “a secondary reality television personality,” as opposed to Minogue who is an “internationally-renowned performing artist, humanitarian and breast cancer activist known to the world simply as Kylie.”
Kylie Minogue also already owns trademarks for the names “Kylie Minogue darling,” “Lucky- the Kylie Minogue musical” and “Kylie Minogue.”
The Patent Office’s Decision
In response, the patent office rejected Jenner’s application, giving Minogue autonomy over the trademark. However, it is alleged that Jenner has launched an appeal in response to the rejection. Kylie Minogue’s legal representatives declined to comment on the issue.
Minogue’s Recent News
Minogue recently signed a new record deal with BMG, in preparation of creating a new “classic pop record.”
She told her fans: “So happy to announce my new record label is BMG. I promise you will have my heart and soul in this next record.”
Alex Cory-Smith, BMG’s President, said: “We want to make a great, big, classic Kylie pop record. Thirty years she’s been in the business, and she’s better than ever before. There’s so many different opportunities and with our reach into multi-media the possibility of making a documentary or book with her – it’s all possible. She’s just the ultimate artist.”