‘It had to be done’: Kylie Minogue addresses famous brand battle with Kylie Jenner

Kylie Minogue has opened up about her spicy legal battle with Kylie Jenner, in which she stopped the reality TV star from filing their common first name.

In 2014, before Jenner launched her now million-dollar beauty brand, she filed for the “Kylie” trademark for “advertising” and “endorsement services” in the United States.

Unfortunately for Jenner, Minogue didn’t have a bar of it.

Kylie versus Kylie

In 2016, Minogue filed a notice of objection claiming that granting the trademark to Jenner would “violate and diminish the prior and superior rights of” Minogue and likely cause confusion, damaging her trademark.

Minogue, the trial readis “an internationally acclaimed entertainer, humanitarian and breast cancer activist…known worldwide simply as ‘Kylie’.”

He said Minogue would sell perfume, clothing and other products with the “Kylie” name on the brand. She also owned the domain of the website kylie.com since August 1996 (Jenner was born in 1997).

Jenner, meanwhile, has been described as a “secondary reality TV personality who appeared on the show. keeping up with the Kardashians as a supporting character” to stepsisters Kim, Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian.

So what happened?

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ultimately denied Jenner’s claim, giving Minogue the win.

And then Minogue launched a beauty line named – you guessed it – KYLIE in 2019.

It wasn’t a total loss for Jenner, as she launched Kylie Cosmetics anyway in 2014, later selling 51% of the company in 2019 for $600 million ($836 million).

Jenner has since launched Kylie Swim, Kylie Skin, and Kylie Baby.

“It needs to be done”

As part of her US press tour to promote her eponymous wine, Minogue appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Tuesday, where she was questioned about the lawsuit.

Minogue said very little about the legal battle, but she said rolling stone in 2018 that it “was nothing personal at all”.

“When I was named Kylie — I think I met someone older than me who was named Kylie, so that’s a bit unusual,” she told Cohen on Tuesday.

“I’ve spent my whole life protecting my brand and building it, so it was just something that had to be done.”

” Yes ! Cohen exclaimed and Minogue clapped her hands.

Emphasizing that it was “just business,” the singer said she “reached an agreement” with the Jenner/Kardashian clan out of court and that was it.

“Yes, you did,” Cohen replied cheekily.

The host asked if Minogue spoke to Jenner/Kardashian matriarch and mom Kris Jenner during the process, to which she replied, “No, but I’d like to meet them.”

Back to Ramsay Street

Minogue also appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers to promote his wine and, on the spot, talked about his return to Ramsay Street for the Neighbors The series finale.

In the late ’80s, she starred as Charlene Mitchell alongside Jason Donovan as her husband Scott Robinson, who also returns for the finale.

Minogue credited her time as Charlene as “a big part of how I got into the music industry.” Maybe that’s why she “felt a little pressure” to come back for the last hurray.

But with such a busy schedule, Minogue couldn’t spend very long in Ramsay Street.

As the sun herald reported last week, Channel 10 had to use TV (body double) magic for Minogue and Donovan.

“As with most TV shows and movies, doubles/substitutes are used for a variety of reasons,” a spokesperson confirmed.

Minogue’s body double, sporting a curly wig and overalls, was spotted on set last month.

The Neighbors The series finale will air on August 1.


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