Kylie Minogue & Kylie Jenner Are Fighting Over The Legal Use Of ‘Kylie’
As Kylie Jenner has been expanding her celebrity into financial opportunities, she’s learning that using her first name is one that she can’t use without some static — and it’s coming from Kylie Minogue.
This actually started last year: Jenner attempted to file an American trademark for ‘Kylie’ under advertising; last month, Minogue then filed a notice of opposition, claiming that giving Jenner the trademark would confuse audiences and dilute her own brand. In addition, Minogue made it known that she was 1.) already owner of Kylie.com since the 90’s and 2.) already has a trademark for ‘Kylie’ (for entertainment and music recordings).
It gets better: Minogue also called Jenner a “‘secondary reality television personality’ who draws criticism from Disability Rights and African-American communities.” Ouch.