Mariah Carey’s trademark application for the phrase “Queen of Christmas” was rejected by the USPTO last month.
After being approved for publication over the summer, an opposition to the “Queen of Christmas” trademark application was initiated by singer Elizabeth Chan. Chan is a New York based artist who specializes in holiday music, and has publicly denounced Carey’s attempt to obtain a trademark registration for the phrase “Queen of Christmas” stating that “Christmas is for everyone. It’s meant to be shared; it’s not meant to be owned”.
In a notice of opposition filed August 11th 2022, Chan stated that “Christmas is big enough for more than one Queen”, and cited her own use of the term “Queen of Christmas” as a ground for opposition.
Carey’s company, Lotion LLC, had sought to use “Queen of Christmas” in association with a range of products including fragrances, hot chocolate, and dog accessories. Lotion LLC failed to respond to Chan’s notice of opposition in time, leading to the rejection of the application on November 15th 2022.
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