In 2014, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Kylie Jenner tried to trademark the name “Kylie” in America, but met opposition from the Australian singer Kylie Minogue.
The I Should Be So Lucky singer filed against the application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office calling Jenner a “secondary reality-television personality” and in contrast, described herself as an “internationally renowned performing artist, humanitarian and breast-cancer activist known worldwide simply as ‘Kylie'”.
According to the Daily Mail, the US Patent Office rejected Jenner’s application last week. The BBC reports that Minogue reportedly withdrew her opposition on 19 January, implying that the two reached a settlement out of court. Regardless of how it came to be, it seems that Jenner wasn’t able to trademark ‘Kylie’, however the 19-year-old, who wants the name for her clothing and beauty empire, has already lodged an appeal.
The good news comes days after Minogue confirmed her split from her fiancé Joshua Sasse (the couple had been engaged for a year and a half) amid rumours that Sasse had been cheating on her with the Spanish actress Marta Milan.