Mariah Carey officially NOT 'Queen Of Christmas'

Mariah Carey officially NOT 'Queen Of Christmas'

Her application to trademark the term' Queen Of Christmas' along with others denied

Written 16th November 2022 | Subscribe to our Christmas newsletter

Mariah Carey's application from 2021 to trademark the terms 'Queen Of Christmas', 'QOC' (acronym for Queen Of Christmas) and 'Princess Christmas' has been automatically denied by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office after her company failed to respond in time to a rival singer's counter-application.

Elizabeth Chan, also a festive singer and dubbed 'Queen Of Christmas' by The New Yorker in 2018 slammed Mariah Carey for attempting to monetize Christmas in this way.

Chan recently stated the following in an interview:

“I feel very strongly that no one person should hold onto anything around Christmas or monopolize it in the way that Mariah seeks to in perpetuity. That’s just not the right thing to do. Christmas is for everyone. It’s meant to be shared; it’s not meant to be owned.”

“And it’s not just about the music business. She’s trying to trademark this in every imaginable way — clothing, liquor products, masks, dog collars — it’s all over the map. If you knit a ‘queen of Christmas’ sweater, you should be able to sell it on Etsy to somebody else so they can buy it for their grandma. It’s crazy — it would have that breadth of registration.”

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