What’s in a name? If you’re Blac Chyna, a whole lot of drama, mixed with shock.
Chyna, who’s engaged to Rob Kardashian, got a surprise from her future sisters-in-law earlier this month, when companies owned by Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian filed an opposition to Chyna’s application to trademark her married name-to-be, Angela Renee Kardashian. (The model/entrepreneur’s birth name is Angela Renee White.)
On Thursday, Chyna’s attorney, Walter Mosley, told People that the opposition came out of left field.
“Everything has been fantastic between her and the family to the best of my knowledge, so this is a shock,” Mosley said. “Thus, I’m under the belief that it’s a misunderstanding. I don’t know how this plays out any other way.”
Mosley, who said that he’s filed “many trademarks” for Blac Chyna and that this is the first one to be opposed, added that he was confident the issue would be resolved in his client’s favor.
“I think for us this is going to be a clear case win, because it’s actually her name, it’s not a poaching. I would hope that this is just a junior lawyer’s error, who’s just responding to everything and not really looking at who it’s from or why it was filed,” the attorney said.
Chyna applied for the trademark Angela Renee Kardashian back in May. On Dec. 1, the companies Khlomoney Inc., 2Die4Kourt, and Kimsaprincess Inc. filed an opposition to the potential trademark, claiming that Chyna’s trademark would likely confuse consumers.
“Upon information and belief, the Applicant intends to use the Opposed Mark in connection with services that are marketed and sold in the same or similar channels of trade, and to be purchased by the same or substantially similar classes of consumers as the services offered by Opposers, and each of them, under the Kardashian Marks,” the opposition reads.
The opposition goes on to accuse Blac Chyna of “deliberately seeking to profit from the goodwill and popularity of Opposers’ Kardashian Marks.”