We wouldn’t know, but we can imagine the ultimate goal for famous people – or almost famous people – must be to be known for their first name only. To be so well known that a second name is not needed to distinguish you from the other humans given the same first name.
Think Elvis, Madonna, Adele, Beyonce, to name just a few. I mean, does Adele even have a second name? (She does. It’s Adkins, I googled it. Now there’s a great question for a pub quiz!)
Kylie Jenner, the young half sibling of the Kardashian sisters who also features on the show ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’, has applied to trademark the name ‘Kylie’ in the U.S.
Jenner is seeking protection for the name Kylie in connection with advertising services, according to World Intellectual Property Review, which sounds absolutely ridiculous – but that’s proabbly because it is. Especially when you take into account that the pop singer Kylie Minogue has owned the doman Kylie.Com since before Jenner was born. Awks.
Minogues reps last week filed a notice of opposition to Jenner’sapplication on the groundsit would cause confusion among consumers and dilute the pop singers brand.
In its opposition, KDB said Jenner was a secondary reality television personality who appeared as a supporting character on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and who has been criticized by disability rights groups andAfrican American communities.
Kylie took to Twitter to make a brief comment on the situation:
Which, in case you missed it, is a reference to her dramatic on stage announcement technique.
Minoguehas sold more than 65 million albums over her career, and her trophy room includes Brit Awards, Grammys etc. In 2011, she was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.
Jenner has also filed a trademark application for the name“Kylie” in connection with entertainment services, published for opposition last Tuesday.
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