Days after Blue Ivy was born Jay Z and Beyonce filed to trademark her name. Too bad somebody else already owns it.
Reports E! Online:
Beyoncé and hubby Jay-Z have lost their legal bid to trademark their baby daughter Blue Ivy’s moniker on account of a Boston-based event planning firm, which has been going by the name Blue Ivy Events since 2009.
The superstar couple filed a trademark application shortly after Blue Ivy’s birth in January 2012 reportedly because Beyoncé wanted to put out a line of children’s clothing.
However, according to the Boston Herald, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office sent the hip-hop royals a letter turning down their petition to retain “Blue Ivy” for their own business ventures and siding with Blue Ivy Events owner Veronica Alexandra, who was forced to defend her company’s good name.
The ruling means Blue Ivy Events can continue to operate under its current designation. But the firm doesn’t hold anything against Bey and Jay, posting a photo of the pair on its site with the caption, “Congrats to our SOUL MATE Couple with Baby Blue Ivy!!!”