Kylie Jenner? She Should Be So Lucky!
A trademark dispute between Kylie Minogue and Kylie Jenner has settled, according to reports in the United States.
Kylie Jenner – star of the reality television show Keeping Up With the Kardashians – attempted to register the name “Kylie” as a trademark in the United States, but the application was blocked by pop star Kylie Minogue.
Minogue’s legal team filed an opposition in February 2016, citing possible confusion and damage to her brand. They also dismissed Jenner as a “secondary reality television personality” and criticised her “photographic exhibitionism and controversial posts” on social media.
Kylie Minogue already owns “Kylie” and other similar trademarks – including in the United States – in perfumes and toiletries, music and sound recordings, live entertainment, jewellery, dolls and toys, and printed materials.
Reports now suggest that a settlement has been reached between the two Kylies. We will never know the exact terms of the settlement, but this case goes to show the importance of seeking legal advice in relation to your brand at the earliest opportunity.
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Glenn Coyne is a solicitor in our Intellectual Property team.