One KYLIE® to Rule Them All

The Guardian reports that international pop star Kylie Minogue’s company, KDB Pty Ltd., has filed an opposition proceeding against reality television star Kylie Jenner’s company, Kylie Jenner, Inc., over the trademark KYLIE.  Minogue’s opposition brief asserts six U.S. trademarks against Jenner’s pending KYLIE application, for the marks KYLIE, KYLIE MINOGUE, KYLIE MINOGUE DARLING, and LUCKY - THE KYLIE MINOGUE MUSICAL.  The elder Kylie, described in the filing as an “internationally renowned performing artist, humanitarian, and breast cancer activist,” appears to have taken issue with the attempted appropriation of the KYLIE mark by Jenner, whom the brief characterizes as “a secondary reality television personality” and “a 2015 home-schooled graduate of Laurel Springs School in Ojai, California.”  Jenner’s company has not yet filed an Answer to the Notice of Opposition, and the ultimate disposition of the case remains to be seen.  It is clear, however, that in Minogue’s view, there can be many Kylies, but only one KYLIE®.  Read the article here, and Minogue’s opposition brief here.  From The Guardian.

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