KYLIE MINOGUE SPILLED THE TEA ON HER LEGAL BATTLE WITH KYLIE JENNER

t’s been five years since the battle of the Kylies swept through the U.S. court system…and the internet. The question at the heart of it all? Can Kylie Jenner trademark the name “KYLIE”? Evidently, no. In 2017, Kylie Minogue won a legal opposition against Jenner’s trademark application. The Australian pop star recently spoke about how “necessary” the proceedings were to maintain her brand.

While appearing on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on June 7 alongside Emmy Rossum, a call-in viewer asked for her thoughts on the trademark case and its outcome. Minogue, who has shared her takeaways from the legal battle before, lightheartedly laughed before responding.

“It was just business, obviously,” she said. “When I was named Kylie, I think I met one person older than me called Kylie, so it was kind of unusual.”

According to a 2016 Notice of Opposition filed to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Minogue’s team, Jenner filed paperwork in the U.S. to trademark the name KYLIE in 2015. The opposition cited Jenner’s application, noting the reality star wanted the trademark for “advertising” and “endorsement” services. As you likely know, Jenner’s lucrative beauty brand is called Kylie Cosmetics.

Minogue’s team then filed their opposition in 2016, arguing that granting Jenner the trademark would “violate and diminish the prior and superior rights” of the singer.

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