Battle of Kylie vs. Kylie May Be Decided

Kylie Minogue widely reported as winner, but it's actually unclear
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2017 12:03 PM CST
Kylie vs. Kylie Is Decided ... or Is It?
Singer Kylie Minogue poses for photographers upon arrival for the Brit Awards 2016 at the 02 Arena in London, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016.   (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Kylie Minogue may have officially beaten Kylie Jenner. After Jenner applied to trademark her first name in April 2014, Minogue opposed the application due to the fact that she had been performing for years before Jenner was even born. (Minogue also got in some good slams on Jenner in her filing.) Now, the US Patent and Trademark Office has apparently sided with Minogue and rejected Jenner's application, Global News reports. That report has been picked up widely, but as the Huffington Post notes, it's not actually clear who's won the legal battle.

The BBC says that what actually happened is that last month, Minogue's team withdrew her opposition to Jenner's trademark application, which indicates some sort of settlement was reached between the two parties. Neither side is telling the press what happened. Two things are clear: One, that Jenner did get at least one rejection from the US Patent and Trademark Office (last year it rejected her request to trademark her full name; her lawyers appealed that decision last month). And two, that Twitter is rejoicing over Kylie Minogue's apparent win, with tweets like this available in abundance: "Very happy that @kylieminogue will be forever known as Kylie and @KylieJenner will be known as a 'secondary reality television personality.'" (Read more Kylie Minogue stories.)

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