Well, this proves it – volchers come in all shapes and sizes don’t they???
Get this: Just four days after Blue Ivy was born, fashion designer Joseph Mbeh applied to trademark the already-famous newborn’s name — but was denied.
He was denied because Blue Ivy’s parents had the “where with all” to apply for their baby girl’s name to be trademarked days before.
Mbeh claimed that his New Jersey-based clothing and accessories company had intended to pitch Jay-Z and Beyonce a range of branded children’s clothing “in hopes that a business relationship could be formed to create Blue Ivy Carter NYC for them.”
According to the Washington Post:
Mbeh, who intended to produce children’s dresses, skirts, and underwear using the name, issued a groveling statement after his Jan. 25 smackdown from the feds. A big misunderstanding!: He planned to pitch the idea to Beyoncé and Jay-Z and never, ever, intended to poach any of their baby bucks.
Protective parents Beyoncé and Jay-Z responded by filing a submission of their own under Knowles’ BGK Trademark Holdings.
While a decision with the USPTO is still pending, the famous couple’s wishes will most likely be granted as even non-celeb parents are allowed to trademark their children’s names.
Wow, so not only do we as parents need to strive every day to protect our kids physically, mentally, spiritually…certain circles have now have to keep their wits about them and think commercially!