Friday, February 10, 2012

Blue Ivy Is Now Trademarked


In case you wanted to start a clothing line or a new kind of pot and wanted to call it Blue Ivy you are out of luck. Jay Z and Beyonce have trademarked their child's name so they can fully exploit her for years to come. This is of course why they did not give her a regular name because they would not be able to trademark Jane or Bob or any other million names, but throw together Blue and Ivy and you have yourself a business opportunity.

33 comments:

parissucksliterally said...

does someone have a bucket for my vomit?

thank you.

Vicki Cupper said...

What about that catering business that had the name first? Oh wait, they'll have to change their name. They aren't rich and famous.

I hope this kid is a complete nightmare for Beowulf.

BigMama said...

Oh wow! I want to trademark my kids names too! Do you think Susan, Mary and Ann are taken?

Ms Cool said...

What happens to the creepy nightclub in the seedy part of town now?

selenakyle said...

ASS.HATS.

That is all.

Worstcompanytoworkfor said...

Maybe they just don't want anyone else making money off the name...Brad and Angie did the same thing with their kids and bought out all domain names on the internet for their kids names....

why always so negative?

These 2 people are rich, talented and successful..they do not have to exploit their baby.

It's ok for celebs to sell baby pictures but this is bad?

Alissa said...

@ Vicki,you get grandfathered in by common law if you had been using the name prior to the application for the tm. So existing businesses are a-okay. However, anyone looking to open new business and profit off of their child's name due to confusion is not.

Rose said...

Ya, trademarking your newborn's name is bad. It implies intent to use it for business. Most people aren't thinking of ways to make money off of their 4 week old.

AKM said...

I'm with you, Worstcompanytoworkfor. I've heard of worse.

Lila said...

Rose is right. Of course, we are talking about people with so much money they could buy anything, but getting a Trademark is actually pretty difficult. You have to be able to back it up with business.

Lurky Loo said...

Sure that is great, in fact I have an idea if their next child is also a girl. They can name her Ima Moneygrabber Carter. Then trademark it...bet they will have no trouble trademarking that name ;>

Lila said...

Why was my last comment deleted?

selenakyle said...

I've heard of worse too, certainly. I've also never thought it was OK to sell your baby's pix for profit, either.

It's all full of crap and all "celeb" are so far up their own asses it's pathetic.

JMO.

selenakyle said...

Although I do find bucking the baby-pic "system" by giving the loot to charity, totally acceptable.

I find all charity acceptable no matter how large or meager.

Lemme hear about Mr. & Mrs. Carter's charity work (which I know they must do) and I will "yay" them to kingdom come.

MISCH said...

I just realized that after her baloney pregnancy I really don't care what either one of them does...

shopgirl said...

LOL You guys crack me up! And those two have the opposite effect. And aren't we all gonna run out to Macy's or wherever and buy our very own BI merchandise!

Mango said...

That's incredibly idiotic, however I did read that some trademark applicants wanted to trademark the baby's whole name, "Blue Ivy Carter". Now THAT would piss me off. But "Blue Ivy" by itself should be up for grabs, however lame it may be. Get a clue, Mr and Mrs Carter!

crila16 said...
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crila16 said...

I just threw up in my mouth. I'm going to name my kid Green Moss, so they can't sue me.

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bits of moxy said...

Don't forget Rocca Wear made Occupy Wall Street tees, to make a profit. I would not put it past him to make a few dollars off of his kids.

OMAMA is BROKO said...

How sad is this kids life going to be? Regardless of money, and especially if she is not the bio kid of either, her life is going to be incredibly sad.

Let's hope she bonds well with her nannies.

Del Riser said...

Beyonce HAD to marry Jay Z because he has money, the man is dog butt ugly. So it is no small wonder that they would want to make more money someday off the child.

Susan said...

OK. The Green Moss comment is making me die in fits of laughter. At least something good came out of this story.

I find the whole thing uber pretentious. I need parissucksliterally's bucket. Gag.

Between this and the diaper-change-per-hour story, the Carter family makes me ill, quite frankly.

Just enjoy your baby, damn it.

__-__=__ said...

I also laughed at the Green Moss comment. That won't work. It has to be something like Pink Moss. Maybe Yellow Moss. Green Moss just won't work.

nolachickee said...

I hope that this little girl looks like her mom. If she looks like her dad, bless her heart.

DixieTheNoble82 said...

What @MISCH said.

Is it just me or has Enty been referring to pot a lot lately??

Bubbles said...

And you follow this by a guy who hacked and blew up his kids?

Sorry; but I'd rather have my parents trademark my name than blow me to smithereens! But that's me.

RenoBlondee said...

I think they had to too so others couldn't profit from it and there were tons of scavengers getting ready to.

Mooshki said...

They said they want to use the name, among other things, for a line of childhood cosmetics! WTF?

Susan said...

OMG, Mooshki. That is insane.

So, their whole process of picking out the baby name involved making sure it had a nice sales pitch?!? Bitch, please.

lutefisk said...

We had a bar on campus called The Blue Wall. That all I can think of when I hear Blue Ivy. It sounds like a college bar, or an English pub.

Lelaina Pierce said...

I was on the Worstcompanytowork for train until I read Mooshki's comment.

Unbelievable.

Blue Ivy has A LOT of hair.