Mariah Carey Fails to Trademark ‘Queen of Christmas’ Title
Former American Idol judge Mariah Carey has failed to trademark the moniker “Queen of Christmas.” The singer’s application was reportedly denied by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Mariah Carey Denied ‘Queen of Christmas’ Trademark
Due to the continued success of Carey’s song “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” many fans like to refer to the singer as the “Queen of Christmas.” Last year, Carey actually filed to trademark the title, which would apply to products such as clothing and Christmas ornaments.
According to the BBC, the Patent and Trademark Office denied her application due to Carey’s company failing to respond to singer Elizabeth Chan’s opposition. Chan performs exclusively Christmas music and even has an album called The Queen of Christmas.
As Chan said of Carey’s attempt to trademark the phrase, “Christmas is for everyone. It’s meant to be shared; it’s not meant to be owned.”
The BBC also reports that Carey failed to trademark both the abbreviation “QOC” and the title “Princess Christmas.” But that hasn’t stopped Carey from building her brand around the holiday, as she recently teased an upcoming Christmas special on CBS.
Carey Released Children’s Book ‘The Christmas Princess’
Recently, Carey released her first children’s book, titled The Christmas Princess. The singer co-wrote the story with Michaela Angela Davis, with illustrations by Fuuji Takashi. Carey teased on Instagram that more books are coming, saying this is “just our introduction.”
The book features Little Mariah, a character based on Carey when she was a child. The book’s description reveals that Little Mariah “doesn’t have much and doesn’t want a lot,” but she’s hoping for “a peaceful and joyous holiday season.”
Carey’s CBS holiday special Merry Christmas to All! will premiere on Tuesday, December 20. And of course, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is available to stream whenever you want.