Mariah Carey Loses Trademark Battle Over ‘Queen Of Christmas’ Title

Appears like Mariah Carey’s favourite season is getting off to a frosty begin.

On Tuesday, the Trademark Trial and Enchantment Board terminated Carey’s petition to register “Queen of Christmas” as a trademark, quashing the pop diva’s plans to model a variety of merchandise, together with album and live performance merchandise in addition to a perfume and attire line, with the title.

Carey had filed an software for “Queen of Christmas,” “Princess Christmas” and “QOC” with the U.S. Trademark Office in March 2021, based on the Los Angeles Instances. By all accounts, her declare to these titles appeared reliable, on condition that her 1994 smash “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is ubiquitous all through the month of December and continues to shatter airplay information.

Carey’s trademark bid, nevertheless, went down like a lump of coal for 2 fellow musicians, Elizabeth Chan and Darlene Love. Each denounced Carey’s plan in interviews and on social media after it turned public in July, and Chan’s authorized workforce reportedly filed a proper opposition shortly thereafter.

“Christmas has come way before any of us on earth, and hopefully will be around way after any of us on earth,” Chan, who payments herself because the world’s solely full-time Christmas recording artist, informed Selection. “And I feel very strongly that no one person should hold onto anything around Christmas or monopolize it in the way that Mariah seeks to in perpetuity. That’s just not the right thing to do.”

Love, whose 1963 hit “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” rivals Carey in airplay throughout the holidays, identified that David Letterman deemed her the “Queen of Christmas” some 29 years in the past.

“At 81 years of age I’m NOT changing anything,” Love wrote on Fb. “If Mariah has a problem call David or my lawyer!”

Mariah Carey performs throughout her 2019 “All I Want For Christmas Is You” tour at New York’s Madison Sq. Backyard.

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Talking to Leisure Weekly on Tuesday, Chan’s legal professional Louis Tompros stated he and his shopper had been “pleased with the victory,” and referred to as Carey’s declare “a classic case of trademark bullying.”

Chan herself reiterated that stance in a press launch: “As an independent artist and small business owner, my life’s work is to bring people together for the holiday season, which is how I came to be called the Queen of Christmas. I wear that title as a badge of honor and with full knowledge that it will be ― and should be ― bestowed on others in the future.”

HuffPost didn’t instantly hear again from Carey’s consultant.

Whereas Carey might by no means formally be the “Queen of Christmas,” she stays all however synonymous with the season within the eyes of different celebrities, together with Dolly Parton and Martha Stewart.

And, true to type, Mimi’s late 2022 schedule is as packed as ever. She’ll return to the stage subsequent month for a sequence of 4 “Merry Christmas to All!” live shows in New York and Toronto. Her performances will likely be captured for posterity in a two-hour tv particular set to air on CBS and Paramount+ Dec. 20.