There’s only room for one Kylie! After Kylie Jenner made an attempt to trademark the name “Kylie,” pop superstar Kylie Minogue responded not only by filing a legal opposition but by throwing some not-so-subtle shade at the teenage reality star on Twitter.
“Hello….. My name is KYLIE #lightyears,” Minogue, 47, wrote to her 2.3 million followers, quoting a lyric her 2000 track “Light Years” from the album of the same name. The Australian singer’s hashtag also doubles as a reference to the nearly 30 years of experience she has in the entertainment industry over Jenner, 18.
Hello….. My name is KYLIE #lightyears
— kylie minogue (@kylieminogue) February 28, 2016
While Jenner would like to adopt the one-name moniker for herself, Minogue has been known as just “Kylie” since her self-titled debut album, featuring her famous cover of "The Locomotion," was released in 1988.
According to World Intellectual Property Review, the E! personality put in an application to protect her first name and its use in advertising services. Minogue’s team countered that if the request was approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it would “cause confusion” for the "Can't Get You Out of My Head" songstress' fans.
In Minogue’s opposition, she and her business firm, KDB, argue that Jenner’s monopolization of “Kylie” is undeserved since she is a “secondary reality television personality” who appeared as “a supporting character” on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. In addition, The Mirror reports that Minogue has owned the domain name, Kylie.com, since August 21, 1996 — a whole year before Jenner was even born.
Tell Us: Which Kylie do you think should have legal ownership of her first name: Minogue or Jenner?