(CN) – Beyonce and Jay-Z cannot trademark the name of their daughter, Blue Ivy, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled on Monday.
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The former Destiny’s Child singer and her hip-hop icon husband welcomed their first child Jan. 7, and tried to secure rights to her name two weeks later, but a Boston wedding planner had been using the name since 2009.
Four days after Blue Ivy Carter’s birth, a would-be entrepreneur tried to trademark “Blue Ivy Carter NYC.” He was joined by another hopeful businessman, who filed for rights to “Blue Ivy Carter Glory IV,” reportedly for a line of perfume, when the infant was less than two weeks old.
Beyonce and Jay-Z filed their trademark application several days later.
Veronica Alexandra, who owns the wedding planning firm Blue Ivy, asked the Trademark Office for protection in the wake of Beyonce and Jay-Z’s filing.
The Trademark Office shot down the superstar couple’s application on Monday.
Alexandra’s website offers congratulates “to our SOUL MATE Couple with Baby Blue Ivy!!!” with a photo of Beyonce and Jay-Z and simulated fireworks in the background.
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