Kylie, Kendall Trademark Their First Names, Kylie Minogue A Jenner Lawsuit Threat?

Even as Kylie and Kendall trademark their first names, you have to wonder what a long-time celebrity like Klyie Minogue might think about this legal move. The Jenner girls have already made it quite clear they are willing to fling lawsuits at anyone who dares to be seen in public while using the names Kylie or Kendall, so what does this mean for the future of that first name?

Reports from TMZ say that the Kylie Jenner trademark paperwork filed by the 17-year-old intends to focus on her first name only based upon “entertainment in the nature of providing information by means of a global computer network in the fields of entertainment, fashion and pop culture.” This might have some parents worried since the Kylie baby name popularity ranked in the top 100 over the last several years according to, meaning that there will be potentially thousands of celebrity wannabe Kylie’s running around soon enough.

Kylie Minogue might also have something to say about the Kylie, Kendall trademark attempt. Reports claim the Jenner girls are claiming legal usage of the first name for personal appearances “by a celebrity, actress and model,” which makes a lawsuit a real possibility if somehow there is any public confusion. Minogue is now 48, but she never filed for a trademark of just her first name.

Unfortunately, making claim to first names is not a first by the Kylie, Kendall trademark attempt. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West apparently wanted to trademark their baby name North West in order to keep a leash on how others use what is more commonly known as a compass direction.

“Kim and Kanye are extremely business-minded but the decision to patent their baby’s name also comes from their protectiveness about privacy,” a representative explained, according to Perez Hilton. “There are always people keen to capitalize on the Kim and Kanye names. This means that they could control anything to do with their daughter in the future.”

Back in 2012, Jay Z and Beyoncé also attempted to trademark Blue Ivy for their daughter’s sake, but CNN says this attempt was denied. Considering that a Kylie, Kendall trademark would be based upon fairly common first names, it is possible the U.S. government will shoot down this attempt, as well.

In a related report by the Inquisitr, Kendall Jenner’s nude photo was apparently too hot for Instagram and she yanked the sensual black and white photo. The Bruce Jenner lawsuit was mocked for “driving like a woman” after a woman was killed during the Malibu pileup started by Jenner.

Do you think either Kendall Jenner or Kylie Jenner should be allowed to trademark just their first names for professional purposes?

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