Mariah Carey loses 'Queen of Christmas' trademark bid, Internet says 'give her the title'

'With or without the trademark she’s still the queen of christmas,' wrote one user

Mariah Carey loses 'Queen of Christmas' trademark bid, Internet says 'give her the title'
Mariah Carey has been rejected for the trademark 'Queen of Christmas' (Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
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Singer Mariah Carey attempted to trademark the title 'Queen of Christmas'. She submitted an application to trademark the title, along with QOC, Princess of Christmas, and Christmas Princess, in March 2021. The opposition-filing period opened on July 12 when the application was made public. In her submission, Carey seeks the right to use the 'Queen of Christmas' trademark on a wide range of commerce and entertainment-related goods, NME reported. These include audio and visual records, as well as the downloading and streaming of those materials. They also contain things like clothing, cosmetics, alcoholic beverages, holiday decorations, face masks, and many more. However, according to documents obtained by New York Post, the US Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday rejected singer Mariah Carey's application to trademark the term.

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Mariah Carey's debut album, released in 1990, featured her amazing vocal range and incorporated numerous musical styles, including gospel, pop, and rhythm and blues (R&B). Carey won Grammy Awards in 1991 for both best female pop vocalist and best new artist. The title track from her follow-up album, 'Emotions', became her fifth straight chart-topping single that same year. Later her successful albums were 'Music Box' (1993) and 'Daydream' (1995), which together sold about 10 million copies in the United States, as well as the Christmas-themed 'Merry Christmas' (1994). She became the first performer to have number one album in four successive decades, 1990, 2000, 2010, and 2020, when her 1994 holiday single 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' reached the top spot on the first Billboard Hot 100 chart of 2020.

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Speaking on the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show last year, Mariah insisted she never chose the festive moniker herself and explained, ''That was other people, and I just want to humbly say that I don't consider myself that."

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However, Elizabeth Chan, a holiday songwriter, was able to block Carey from trademarking the name and utilizing it on everything from music to mugs and perfume. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board noted in its ruling that Chan's opposition had not received a response from Carey's business, Lotion LLC. The documentation was due in September. On her website, Chan describes herself as "the Queen of Christmas." The trademark application was submitted in March 2021 by the 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' performer. According to Chan's attorney Louis Tompros, this is a "classic case" of "trademark bullying." 

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As per the Daily Mail report, Chan said, "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. My goal in taking on this fight was to stand up to trademark bullying not just to protect myself, but also to protect future Queens of Christmas."

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Following reports of Mariah's failed bid to trademark the term "Queen of Christmas," Twitter has been flooded with mixed reactions from people with some calling her bold for trying. One user tweeted, "This doesn’t change the fact mariah carey is still the queen of christmas." Another user said, "She’s so bold to try to trademark that." "With or without the trademark she’s still the queen of christmas," penned one user. One user wrote, "We aren’t surprised, she’s hated for literally just being successful. She’s still the Queen of Christmas regardless." One user questioned and tweeted, "I mean... Let's be real here. It's a bit wild she tried to trademark this, but playing Devil’s advocate, if she isn't the Queen of Christmas, then who is? Who else has been eating WELL off the same Christmas song for nearly thirty years? She's more than earned that title." "She is BOLD lmfaoooo," said one user.

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While people mentioned their favorites to earn the title, one person on Twitter said, "she has 19 number 1 hits what does your fav have?" Another said, "Come on yall give her the title." A user quipped, "Mariah Carey should leave Christmas alone it's getting tired lol." Another said, "she doesn't need a trademark we know she owns christmas already, like why waste your money mariah." One user said, "Damn why don’t she go ahead and claim she’s Jesus." "That’s rude," said one user. Another person wrote, "she realized she's already THAT so they abandoned the claim. Lol. A queen, indeed." "STILL the Queen of Christmas," said one user.

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