Kylie Minogue Beat Kylie Jenner in a Legal Battle Over Trademarking "Kylie"
Minogue's legal papers call Jenner a "secondary reality television personality." Damn.
This article originally appeared on Noisey UK.
All the way back in April 2014, Kylie Jenner of Keeping Up With the Kardashians fame applied to trademark her first name in the US, presumably so that nobody else could market lip liners in her name. Though excessive, this isn't an unprecedented move amongst celebrities (remember the time Taylor Swift tried to trademark a year and try not to let your eyes roll too far into the back of your head). But another famous Kylie was not amused.
Musician and icon Kylie Minogue—who, for those of you born after 1988, rose to fame in Australian soap Neighbours and became exceedingly popular in the UK—had representatives write to the US Patent and Trademarks Office to contest Jenner's request. Minogue's letter noted that she is an "internationally-renowned performing artist, humanitarian and breast cancer activist known worldwide simply as 'Kylie,'" and calls Jenner a "secondary reality television personality." In legal terms, I think can roughly be translated as "Cash me outside how bow dat."
Minogue's powers of persuasion clearly worked, as Jenner's trademark was not granted, and though there has been no official statement on the ruling, The Telegraph reports that Jenner's team has already launched an appeal. The great war of the Kylies rages on.
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