Mariah Carey loses bid to trademark ‘Queen of Christmas’

It’s official: Mariah Carey can’t be the one artist to put on the “Queen of Christmas” crown.

The Trademark Trial and Enchantment Board on Tuesday terminated Carey’s bid to trademark the title after the musician and her firm, Lotion LLC, failed to answer fellow singer Elizabeth Chan’s opposition to Carey’s trademark declare.

Carey’s “Queen of Christmas” trademark would have allowed her to model a variety of merchandise, together with fragrances, lotions, nail polish, jewellery, cups, mugs, sweatshirts, food and drinks, ornaments and music, based on her utility filed with the U.S Trademark Workplace in March 2021.

Carey’s declare to the Christmas throne appeared official. The multi-Grammy-winning pop singer’s 1994 single “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is a staple of the vacation season. A yr in the past it turned the primary vacation single to be licensed diamond by the Recording Trade Assn. of America.

However when Carey’s try and trademark “Queen of Christmas” turned public in July, a number of different singers related to the vacation — together with Darlene Love, whose “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” is one other seasonal basic — protested Carey’s transfer.

“Is it true that Mariah Carey trade marked ‘Queen of Christmas’?” Love wrote on Fb in August. “What does that mean that I can’t use that title? David Letterman officially declared me the Queen of Christmas 29 years ago, a year before she released ‘All I want For Christmas Is You’ and at 81 years of age I’m NOT changing anything.”

Love promptly celebrated the trademark board’s resolution.

“Thank you, Lord!!” Love wrote Tuesday on Fb. “Congrats to all the other Queen of Christmases around the world, living and whom have passed!”

Chan, who filed the opposition to Carey’s trademark in August, has made a profession out of Christmas music albums and calls herself “the world’s only full-time pop Christmas recording artist.” She additionally welcomed Tuesday’s information ofCarey shedding her trademark bid.

“Christmas is a season of giving, not the season of taking, and it is wrong for an individual to attempt to own and monopolize a nickname like Queen of Christmas for the purposes of abject materialism,” Chan stated in an announcement to The Occasions.

She stated her aim was to guard towards “trademark bullying” and to permit different artists corresponding to herself to proceed utilizing the title.

The trademark board additionally rejected Carey’s utility to trademark “Princess Christmas,” as a result of Chan’s opposition. Nevertheless, Carey’s bid to trademark “Christmas Princess” continues to be pending and to this point has not seen any opposition. Carey printed a youngsters’s guide with the identical title in 2021 and options herself as a baby as the primary character.

Lately, Carey has capitalized on Christmas branding. In 2020, she launched an Apple+ Christmas particular, which garnered a Primetime Emmy nomination. This December, Carey plans to showcase a mini Christmas tour, together with a pair of reveals at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York.

On Halloween night time, Carey posted an Instagram reel during which the pop singer was wearing a black catsuit and witch’s hat whereas pedaling on a exercise bike in a spooky, barren forest. Then, after a menacing snigger, the black-and-white body gave strategy to amber Christmas lights and glowing items.

Carey then sat atop a stuffed reindeer, her blond locks glowing, wearing her iconic pink Santa jumpsuit. “It’s time,” she sang in her signature whistle word, ushering within the opening chords of “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and what Carey referred to as within the caption “#MariahSZN.”

“Just. In. Time.” commented actor and comedian Yvonne Orji. “This elf is ready!” exclaimed filmmaker and comedian Billy Eichner. Paris Hilton left a row of heart eyes emojis. And Kerry Washington joined the chorus with a coronation of sorts: “Queen of Christmas is HERE!!!”