Kardashian Sisters File Opposition to Blac Chyna’s Kardashian Trademark
Los Angeles – The sisters Kardashian are in another trademark battle, and this time its family. This year Blac Chyna, who is the mother of Rob Kardashian’s (the sister’s brother) first child and the star of Rob and Chyna, filed a trademark application for ANGELA RENEE KARDASHIAN with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Last week, the corporations owned by the Kardashian sisters filed an opposition to the trademark claiming that its use would confuse the public.
Chyna and Rob have been talking about getting married, so it would be her future married name that she is trying to trademark. But the attorneys for the Kardashian sisters, Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney, say that this trademark would cause damage and irreparable injury to their reputations and goodwill if it were to be granted. The corporations owned by the Kardashian sisters state that Blac Chyna is deliberately seeking to profit off of the goodwill they have created in the Kardashian name. The sisters concern is that Blac Chyna’s use of the Kardashian name will cause the public to believe it is one of their products.
Although the attorneys of both sides have not commented because the case is active, a source said that the Kardashian’s trademark attorneys automatically oppose anyone trying to trademark the family name. It has been suggested that the sisters might not even know of the opposition but that is very unlikely since an attorney cannot act without the consent of a client. At first it may appear that this would cause a rift in the family, but then one must consider that the family is all about publicity and staying in the public eye. So, it is very possible that not only do the sisters know, but that they also planned the entire scenario just to concoct another story line for their various TV shows.
The trio’s corporations and named plaintiffs are Khloemoney Inc., 2Die4Kourt and Kimsaprincess Inc., and the lone defendant is Lashed, LLC. Thus far an Answer has not been filed to the Opposition. The Answer is due by January 10, 2017, and if one is not filed the sisters will automatically prevail.
Posted in: Trademark Infringement