Beyoncé has been entangled in a legal battle with Wendy Morales over trademarking her daughter’s name, “Blue Ivy Carter.” Morales believes that Beyoncé shouldn’t be allowed to trademark “Blue Ivy” because she has an event planning business of the same name.Beyoncé and Morales have been locked in a dispute over the trademark for years. Bey has been trying to get the trademark to her daughter’s name, but Morales claims she had already been using it. They are scheduled to head to trial in the case.
In the newly filed documents, Beyoncé argues her case for being granted the trademark. She even throws a little shade towards Morales in the process.
Beyoncé says Morales claim that, “that consumers are likely to be confused between a boutique wedding event planning business and Blue Ivy Carter, the daughter of two of the most famous performers in the world, is frivolous and should be refused in its entirety.” Beyoncé points out her trademark application is for “Blue Ivy Carter” NOT “Blue Ivy”.
She says, “the presence of the word “CARTER” ties the commercial impression of BGK’s Mark to the celebrity Blue Ivy Carter rather than Opposer’s regional event planning business.”
Beyoncé says Morales runs a “small business, with just three regional offices and a handful of employees”, with weak online presence and poorly subscribed social media accounts.