Kylie Minogue Says She And Kylie Jenner Reached An Agreement in Their Trademark Legal Battle
Minogue called Jenner a “secondary reality television personality.”
UPDATE // APRIL 9, 2018:
We haven’t heard about Kylie Minogue’s trademark lawsuit against Kylie Jenner for a minute, but that all changed this week when the pop star was asked about it during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show.
Minogue’s response was reserved, but from what I gathered from the clip the two reached a settlement. It appears both Kylie’s will have to include their last names on products as to not confuse the consumer. A Kenzo x Levi’s tea.
Watch the moment unfold below:
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.