Singer of the ultimate Christmas track “All I Want for Christmas is You” loses bid for “Queen Of Christmas” trademark.
Last year, Mariah Carey applied via her company, Lotion LLC, to lock in the tags “Princess Christmas,” “QOC,” and “Queen Of Christmas.” She was to market the labels via her products including perfume, sunglasses, and coconut milk.
Ever since the Pop icon made her bid public, she has received negative feedback from fellow singers, among which are Darlene Love and Elizabeth Chan, who lawyered up and opposed the filing in court. “I feel very strongly that no one person should hold on to anything around Christmas, or monopolize it in the way that Mariah seeks to in perpetuity,” said the singer-songwriter.
Chan believes that “Christmas is a season of giving, not the season of taking, and it is wrong for an individual to attempt to own and monopolize a nickname like Queen of Christmas for the purposes of abject materialism.”
The US Patent and Trademark Office “unceremoniously denied” the trademark and did not grant permission to use the phrase “Queen Of Christmas.”