Mariah Carey Fails in Attempt to Trademark Title as ‘Queen of Christmas’
- Mariah Carey won't be getting all she wanted for Christmas this year as her attempt to trademark the “Queen of Christmas” title was rejected
- The U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board denied the singer the attempt to trademark the title and also her attempts to lock down the rights to ‘Princess of Christmas'
- Mariah's attempts to trademark the Queen of Christmas via her company sought to use it in a line of merchandise
Celebrated singer Mariah Carey's attempt to trademark the title ‘Queen of Christmas' failed.
A time of giving not taking?
On Tuesday, November 16, the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled against the pop diva’s legal attempt to trademark the name “Queen of Christmas.”
Despite having some support, legends like Darlene Love and singer Elizabeth Chan pushed back on Carey.
Elizabeth had filed an opposition, arguing no one should monopolize the word ‘Christmas'
It was also ruled that Carey can’t trademark the titles ‘Princess of Christmas' the decision means that the regal holiday monikers can be used by another singer.
Chan, who has put out 12 Christmas music albums to date, has also used the title ‘Princess of Christmas' as a nickname for her daughter and sometimes collaborator, Noelle.
Carey was attempting to trademark the Queen of Christmas title via her company, called Lotion LLC, to use on a line of merchandise that would include albums, fragrances, pet accessories, sunglasses and more.
But Chan filed an opposition early this year.
A lawyer representing Chan said in a statement:
“This was a classic case of trademark bullying. We are pleased with the victory, and delighted that we were able to help Elizabeth fight back against Carey’s overreaching trademark registrations.”
Chan through tears after the victory case told Page Six:
“I did this to protect and save Christmas. Christmas isn’t about one single person — it’s about everybody.”
“I’ve dedicated my life to this understanding of how special Christmas is. It was difficult to be the one to stand up” against Carey in the name of the holiday.