Blac Chyna’s Lawyer Shocked At Kardashian’s
Blac Chyna‘s lawyer, Walter Mosley, is speaking out. He says that he is “shocked” that the Kardashians are against Chyna’s request to trademark her name as “Angela Renée Kardashian.”
As previously reported, the 28-year-old reality star who is engaged to Rob Kardashian (real name Angela Renée White), filed to legally trademark her name as “Angela Renée Kardashian” to use while working in entertainment and on her social media. Rob’s sisters, Kim, Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian — companies opposed the request. Chyna’s lawyer says that
this is the first one that’s ever been opposed.
The Kardashians, like Angela and my other clients are very protective of our marks, 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. There’s a softer side of this where Angela has to have a conversation with her family. But until I hear otherwise, I’m just going to proceed as I normally would with a lawsuit. I have 40 days to respond.
As previously reported, the Kardashian companies claim that if Chyna takes the Kardashian name, they’ll
suffer damage including irreparable injury to their reputation and goodwill.
The documents also say she is “deliberately seeking to profit from the goodwill and popularity” by changing her name.
Chyna’s lawyer hopes that “it’s just a big misunderstanding.” He continues,
I have to respond to the notice of opposition, so the way this works is we filed the mark, it was initially unopposed, it was published and then the representatives of the sisters’ companies filed an opposition to Angela owning her name. Sure, it’s not her legal name now, but it is certainly her stage name — her next stage name and her legal name once the wedding is done. In the complaint they are not short or shy as to how they feel about Angela using the trademark. I’m hoping that it’s just a big misunderstanding but I’m just proceeding as if it’s not and am going to do the best work I can for my client.
I filed this trademark with the utmost confidence that it would not be opposed at all. I did not foresee this, but in retrospect maybe I could have, all things considered. I’m going to zealously represent my client in a trademark we legally filed and a name that we feel like we own and need to protect.
Last month, Chyna and Rob welcomed their first child together, Dream Renee Kardashian.
They became engaged last April. No wedding date has yet been set.