Mariah Carey’s attempt to trademark the title “Queen of Christmas” was rejected.
The USPTO rejected the application after another singer who excelled in Christmas songs raised an objection.
Carey It also failed to register the “Princess Christmas” and “QOC” trademarks.
singer’s All I Want For Christmas Is You is one of the most popular holiday songs and has been synonymous with the 52-year-old song since its release in 1994.
Her company, Lotion LLC, applied for the trademark last year, but singer Elizabeth Chan launched a legal challenge.
After releasing original holiday records every year for the past decade, Chan was dubbed “The Queen of Christmas” by The New Yorker in 2018.
In an interview with Variety in August, Chan criticized Carey for trying to monetize Christmas.
“I feel very strongly that no one should insist on anything around Christmas, or monopolize it in the way Maria seeks to be permanent,” she told the magazine.
“That’s not the right thing to do. Christmas is for everyone. It’s for sharing, not for having.”
She accused Kylie of “trying to flag this in every way imaginable” — from music to clothing to alcohol.
Carey’s company did not respond to the objection, meaning the mark was unauthorized.
On the other hand, singer Darlene Love, known for her covers of Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) and other holiday hits, said on Facebook that before Carey’s fame, she was known as “Queen of Christmas”.
Carey failed to secure a trademark shortly after country singer Andy Stone dropped a copyright lawsuit against her.
Stone, who plays Vince Vance, sued the singer in June for $20m (£16.8m) over the 1989 song he co-wrote, also known as Christmas All I want is you.
However, in early November, he offered to dismiss the case without prejudice.