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Kylie Minogue Beat Kylie Jenner In Battle For Trademark Over "Kylie" Name

But Jenner is already filing an appeal.

The name "Kylie" apparently is a title similar to that of The Highlander: there can be only one! Or at least that's what courts kind of decided this weekend after Kylie Jenner lost a legal battle over the trademark for the name Kyle to none other than Australian pop legend Kylie Minogue.

The skirmish has been ongoing since last year, when Kylie Minogue claimed that she deserved the trademark for the name not only because she's been around way longer, but also because according to her legal documents, “Jenner is a ‘secondary reality television personality’ who has received criticism from disability rights groups and African-American communities.” (The shade!)

According to NME, the U.S. patent office has rejected Jenner's claim to the name. But members of the Kardashian Krew don't go down that easily: Jenner is already filing an appeal.

Minogue will continue to release music internationally. She recently signed a new record deal with BMG and plans on dropping a new "classic pop record" in the near future. Outside of the United States she is mostly known mononymously, making her ardent defense of the name all the more urgent for her career.

This battle surely got nasty, but can anyone really come for this?

We think not.

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