As soon as Halloween is over, Mariah Carey begins to defrost, as we all know. Obviously metaphorically.
The soundtrack for the Holidays
Carey’s 1994 single “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is still a great song over 30 years after it was released, but that doesn’t make her the “Queen of Christmas.”
I am aware of your thoughts. First off, her request to trademark the moniker “Queen of Christmas” was a valid one.
Additionally, the US Patent and Trademark Office rejected her application to use the name.
If the application had been approved, Carey would have had the authority to forbid other people from using the name on music and merchandise.
However, it’s been claimed that the application was turned down on the grounds that her business ignored a rival singer’s objections to the title.
The 52-year-old singer also tried unsuccessfully to trademark the abbreviations “QOC” and “Princess Christmas.”
Last year, Carey’s firm Lotion LLC submitted an application for the holiday trademark, which prompted Elizabeth Chan, a separate artist with a 2021 holiday album named “The Queen of Christmas,” to file a legal challenge in August to stop Carey from using the same name.
The legendary Christmas tune, which has come to be associated with the holiday season, has never previously debuted at the top of the UK singles chart. However, in 2020, it finally received the attention many believe the music deserved.
After releasing original Christmas music every year for a decade, Chan was given the same moniker that Carey sought to receive by The New Yorker in 2018 and criticized Carey for allegedly trying to “monetize” the holiday season.
In a recent interview with Variety, Chan declared: “I feel very passionately that no one person should cling onto anything around Christmas or monopolize it in the way that Mariah attempts to do so forever.
Christmas is for everyone; it’s meant to be shared, not owned. That’s just not the correct thing to do.
Chan continued, “Carey is trying to trademark this in every imaginable way,” mentioning masks and dog collars in addition to music, clothing merchandise, and alcoholic beverages.
It’s all over the place, added Chan. If you knit a “Queen of Christmas” sweater, you ought should be able to sell it on Etsy to someone else who will buy it for their grandmother.
It seems absurd that it would have such a wide range of registration,
The trademark was denied because Carey’s business did not respond to Chan’s legal opposition within the allotted time frame.
Carey may not be the official Queen of Christmas, but in our hearts, she undoubtedly reigns supreme.