Request Denied: Mariah Carey Can’t Call Herself ‘Queen of Christmas’

Few people can say Christmas without saying Mariah Carey – but the singer’s request to get the trademark ‘Queen of Christmas’ has now been rejected by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

It happens because her company did not respond to another singer’s opposition, writes BBC.

The trademark would have given Mariah Carey the legal right to prevent others from using ‘Queen of Christmas’ on, for example, merchandise and in music – and also the abbreviation ‘QOC’ and ‘Princess Christmas’, which she also tried to get the rights to.

It is another singer, Elizabeth Chan, who has opposed Mariah Carey getting the trademark for herself.

Chan – who in 2018 was dubbed the ‘Queen of Christmas’ by The New Yorker for releasing original Christmas albums every year for a decade – particularly criticized Mariah Carey for trying to cash in on Christmas.

“I feel very strongly that no one should hold on to anything around Christmas or monopolize it in the way that Mariah is trying to,” the singer told in August Variety.

“It’s just not the right thing to do. Christmas is for everyone. It is meant to be shared; it is not meant to be owned.’

However, as is known, Mariah Carey’s company did not respond to Elizabeth Chan’s opposition in time, which is why the request for the trademark was rejected.

It is Mariah Carey’s smash hit ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ from 1994 that HAS equated the singer with the Christmas season.

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