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Kylie Minogue isn’t having Kylie Jenner’s attempt to trademark their name

Pictured: the victorious Kylie (Photo: Foc Kan/Getty Images)

Kylie Minogue isn’t so busy touring that she can’t keep up with the Kardashians to some extent, though it hardly sounds like the Aussie pop star is a fan. After learning that Kylie Jenner—who’s only Kardashian-adjacent anyway—has been trying to trademark their shared first name for the last two years, Minogue petitioned the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office not to forever link (or however long trademarks last) the name “Kylie” with lip injectors and a failed PacSun clothing line. Now, that lame joke is ours; Minogue filed her own scorching burn with her letter, in which she refers to herself as an “internationally-renowned performing artist, humanitarian and breast cancer activist known worldwide simply as ‘Kylie,’” while Jenner is merely a “secondary reality television personality.” We think Minogue can now add “reputation arsonist” to her list of skills.

The patent office, perhaps finally having pored over Jenner’s Instagram account, is backing Minogue—for now. The Telegraph reports that Jenner’s trademark application has been denied, though she’s already filed an appeal. It’s too bad Jenner’s mom was bent on the whole “K” thing, because if her first name were Chyleigh, this wouldn’t be an issue.


[via Noisey]

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