Kylie Jenner Wants To Trademark Her Name And Original Kylie Is Not Happy

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  • The youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan wants to trademark her name. She should be so lucky...

    One is a world famous popstar with three decades of music industry experience and 70 million album sales to her name, the other is the youngest member of a ferociously commercial reality TV dynasty.

    Now Kylie Jenner and Kylie Minogue are going head-to-head in a legal battle over their shared first name.

    Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue is not having any of it

    The furore began when Kylie Jenner sought to trademark her first name in the US to cover her rapidly expanding clothing and beauty lines. Jenner’s massive commercial raft already includes nail varnish collaborations with Opi, a clothing line with Topshop, a best-selling lip kit and a vastly successful app that has even outsold her sister Kim’s.

    But Kylie Minogue’s camp have decided this (showbiz) town ain’t big enough for the both of them. The team of lawyers representing Minogue have referred to her as a ‘secondary reality television personality’ while their client Minogue is by contrast an ‘internationally renowned performing artist, humanitarian, and breast cancer activist.’

    Minogue herself has shown her anger over the attempted trademark by tweeting her 2.3 million followers ‘Hello… My name is KYLIE #lightyears’ which makes it pretty clear how she feels about the attempted identity theft.

    Kylie Minogue Kylie Jenner name feud

    Twitter/@kylieminogue

    Arguably Kylie Jenner’s celebrity is the first big threat Kylie Minogue has had to face in her 30 years as a popstar. Long before Jenner was even born Minogue was the biggest Kylie on the block, but even if Jenner loses out on this particular legal battle the 18-year-old and her massive fanbase (52.9 million Instagram followers and counting) aren’t going anywhere.

    Kylie vs Kylie 


    Age

    Kylie Minogue: 47

    Kylie Jenner: 18

    Twitter followers

    Kylie Minogue: 2.3 million

    Kylie Jenner: 14.5 million



    Album sales

    Kylie Minogue: 70 million

    Kylie Jenner: 0

    Television career

    Kylie Minogue: Neighbours

    Kylie Jenner: Keeping Up With The Kardashians

    Number of trademarked perfumes

    Kylie Minogue: 10

    Kylie Jenner: 2

    Ability to break the internet

    Kylie Minogue: had it happened ten years later, the gold hotpants of 2000 would have almost certainly done this

    Kylie Jenner: no single incident, but plenty of solid attempts

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