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Mariah Carey Loses Bid For ‘Queen Of Christmas’ Trademark

On Tuesday (11.15,) the US Patent and Trademark Office denied Mariah Carey’s recent application to trademark “Queen of Christmas.”

According to court documents obtained by the Wall Street Journal, in 2021, Carey’s company Lotion LLC filed a request to trademark the phrase, in an attempt to add the slogan to her merchandise including albums, perfume, and dog leashes.

In August of 2022, musician Elizabeth Chan filed an opposing motion to Mariah’s request, stating that she has used the phrase for years, including her 2021 Christmas album titled The Queen of Christmas. The opposing artist has recorded Christmas music for more than a decade and was concerned that Carey would sue her for the phrase’s use if Lotion LLC was granted the trademark.

In their ruling, the Patent and Trademark Office reported that Carey’s company failed to respond to the opposition, and therefore the singer would not be granted the trademark. They also denied requests to trademark the acronym “QOC” and the alternative phrase “Princess of Christmas”.

In a statement to WSJ made after the decision, Chan declared, “I’m so happy… It’s my life’s work,” with her attorney Louis Tompros, adding, “It’s the right decision… If Mariah’s team had any answer to the opposition that we made, they would have made it, but the fact of the matter is, she’s not entitled to a trademark on Queen of Christmas.”

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Author: Al Denté

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