Kylie Minogue Vs Kylie Jenner
For an artist to become a global household name even in the absence of a surname is something really special. Madonna, Beyonce and Adele became famous using only their first names. Rock singers Elvis and Lemmy can make the crowd go wild even as you mention their names alone. Usher, Prince, Sia and Kylie have made it to the ranks that the mere mention of their name is enough to make the audience enormously ecstatic.
Very recently, there is another Kylie who thinks she can have all the credits to her name. One of the stars of the reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kylie Jenner wanted the trademark of the name Kylie all to herself through an application for trademark in the United States. However, things will not be easy for this teenage model. As it turned out, another famous Kylie (Minogue) has made “Kylie” a household name way back in the years when Jenner was not even born yet. This issue paved way for Kylie Minogue Vs Kylie Jenner controversy. Jenner wanted the trademark for the name “Kylie” with regards to advertising services. In line with this, representatives from the camp of Minogue have files a notice of opposition to the said application of Jenner.
KDB is an Australian based business that represents Kylie Minogue. They protested that if the US Patent and Trademark Office will approve the application of Kylie Jenner, consumers can get confused or worst, dilute the brand specifically created for the pop singer.
In its opposition to the application of Jenner, KDB said that Kylie Jenner is merely a “secondary reality television personality”. She is just a supporting character in the show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, they added. KDB also cited that Jenner was even criticized by disability rights groups and African American communities.
Minogue gave a message to her 2.3 million Twitter followers and wrote, “Hello… My name is KYLIE #lightyears”. Since August 21, 1996, Minogue has owned the domain name kylie.com which is a year when Kylie Jenner was not even born yet.