Mariah Carey Denies ‘Queen of Christmas’ Title After Trademark Dispute

Mariah Carey’s attempt to get exclusive rights to the phrase ‘Queen of Christmas’ was rejected after a rival blocked her.

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Mariah Carey Fails to Trademark ‘Queen of Christmas’

The US Trademark Appeal Board has rejected Mariah Carey’s legal attempt to register the ‘Queen of Christmas’ trademark.

The agency also ruled out the pop diva’s appeal to have exclusive rights to the names “Christmas Princess” and “QOC” earlier this month.

Carey hinted last year that she would like to use a similar title for her merch range. Hers consisted of albums, perfumes, pet accessories, sunglasses and more.

Therefore, she trademarked these names through a company called Lotion LLC.

However, she found herself caught in a legal battle with another ‘Christmas Queen’.

Singer Elizabeth Chan filed an objection to Carey’s application in August. What’s more, other artists, including Darlene Love, who sang “Christmas” (Baby Please Come Home), also lashed out at the 52-year-old singer’s reasoning.

Meanwhile, WilmerHale Chan’s attorney Louis Tompros released a statement after the victory.

‘It was a classic case of trademark bullying,’ he said. We are pleased with the victory and we are happy to help Elizabeth fight Carrie’s overtrademarking.’

More about Elizabeth Chan

Elizabeth Chan’s relationship with the Christmas holidays runs deep. She was baptized on December 25 and named her daughter Noel, which means Christmas in French.

Furthermore, she claims to be the original ‘Queen of Christmas’. Although she also refers to herself by the same title on all her social media handles.

Apart from that, Chan is most known for the festival songs he releases throughout the year.

Meanwhile, in 2018, The New Yorker called Chan the ‘Queen of Christmas’ in one of their profiles.

Also, she has released her latest album titled ’12 Months of Christmas’. It comes after her victory over Mariah Carey in a trademark lawsuit.

Also, she talked about it in a press release.

Chan said, ‘Christmas is a season of giving, not a season of receiving. It is wrong for an individual to possess and monopolize the moniker of the Queen of Christmas for the purposes of immaterial materialism.’

She said, ‘My goal in carrying out this fight was to face the trademark bullying. Not just to protect myself, but also to protect the future Queen of Christmas.’


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