Kylie Minogue Stops Kylie Jenner’s Request To Trademark The Name ‘Kylie’

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UPDATE // FEBRUARY 6, 2017:

Nearly a year after Kylie Minogue filed a counter to block Kylie Jenner from trademarking their name, she celebrates a win. The Patent Office rejected Ms Jenner’s application to own the name "Kylie," the Daily Mail reports.

They cite that Minogue is “an ‘internationally-renowned performing artist, humanitarian and breast cancer activist known worldwide simply as 'Kylie.'"

However, Jenner won't go down without a fight. Her legal team has already filed an appeal. Can't we all just get along?


EARLIER // FEBRUARY 29, 2016:

Kylie Minogue won't go down without a fight.

Last year, Kylie Jenner submitted an application to trademark her first name in connection with advertising services then went on her merry way plumping her lips and posting on Instagram. A year later, Minogue's legal team responded with a resounding hell no. An Australian firm representing Minogue filed their opposition to the application, claiming it will confuse people and dilute Minogue's brand.

In their counter, they label Jenner a “secondary reality television personality” who appears as “a supporting character” on Keeping Up with the Kardashians and remind us Jenner has faced scrutiny from African-American communities and disability rights groups.

Minogue responded to the ordeal by posting a lyric from her song "Light Years:"


We'd like to remind you Minogue's debut album, Kylie, was certified Gold in the United States, has sold over 65 million albums overall world-wide and has owned Kylie.com since 1996, one year before Jenner was even born.

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