Kylie Minogue Files Opposition Against Kylie Jenner For “Kylie” Trademark

Christina Lee | February 29, 2016 10:03 am
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Kylie Minogue has been forced to remind the US government who she is.

Last April, Kylie Jenner — as in the model, entrepreneur and Keeping Up With The Kardashians reality star — submitted an application to trademark her first name in the United States. Kylie Minogue responded last week by filing an opposition, citing a “likelihood of confusion” and possible diluting and “tarnishment” of her brand.

KDB, the Australian business representing Kylie Minogue, reminds that her 1988 debut Kylie\ went Gold in the United States, she has sold over 80 million records worldwide and that she has had registered since 1996 — the year before Kylie Jenner was born. Meanwhile, Jenner is described as a “secondary reality television personality” who has been criticized by “disability rights groups” and “African American communities.”

Kylie Minogue also appeared to speak publicly about the matter on Twitter. “Hello….. My name is KYLIE,” she said, quoting her own 2000 song “Light Years.” See her tweet below, then read the opposition here.

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