Beyoncé and Jay-Z have lost the battle to gain exclusive rights to their daughter’s unique name.
Blue Ivy is a very original name, but someone else had it first. The Boston Herald reports that Jay and Bey did not win their case to have the name trademarked because an event-planning firm in Boston had already been using it for years.
Shortly after their daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, made her big debut back in January, the new parents were concerned that people would try to trade on their baby’s moniker. They filed to trademark the name because Beyoncé wanted to release a line of baby clothes named after her princess.
That was kind of a problem for Blue Ivy Events owner, Veronica Alexandra, who has been using the name since 2009. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office sided with the wedding planner in this matter, and she’s got no hard feelings for the famous pair. In fact, Veronica posted a picture of Jay-Z and Bey to her homepage, labeling them the company’s "soulmate couple."
In other Carter family news, President Barack Obama decided to pass on some of his knowledge from years of experience to new dad Jay-Z.
While campaigning for his own re-election, the leader of the free world took time to chat with Z107.9 in Cleveland. During the call, the president admitted that he’s been checking in with Bey and Jay, who raised more than $4 million for his campaign.
"I made sure Jay-Z was helping Beyoncé out and not just leaving it all to mom and the mother-in-law," the president said, adding that the music superstars have become more than just supporters.
"I’ve gotten to know these guys over the last several years," the president shared. If you’re wondering what kinds of amazing conversations the Carters and Obamas have, the president said their chats are the same as anything you’d overhear in your own neighborhood. "We talk about the same things I talk about with all my friends. We talk about kids and they just had a new baby, they have a new daughter."
He continued, "They’re good people. Beyoncé could not be sweeter to Michelle and the girls. So they’re good friends."
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