Mariah Carey Denied “Queen Of Christmas” Trademark

The Washington Post reports:

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has denied Carey’s applications to trademark “Queen of Christmas.” Earlier this month, the agency also rejected the singer’s applications for “Princess Christmas” and “QOC.” Last year, the pop star had signaled she wanted to splash such phrases onto a wide range of items, from skin care products to dog leashes to coconut milk to music titles.

For as long as singers have put out Christmas music, there have been as many queens and kings reigning supreme on the holiday. Brenda Lee, the singer behind classics like “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” from 1958, has been named as much. In the 1990s, David Letterman bestowed the title on “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” singer Darlene Love. But in her trademark application, Carey argued her link to the nickname is inextricable — citing a 2021 Billboard article dubbing her the “undisputed Queen of Christmas” as proof.

Read the full article. It will always be Darlene Love for me.