Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kanye West, Kendall Jenner Trademarked 716: Kardashians family is too worry about their brands, unlike any other, they trademarked 716 so far, according to Forbes.
Topline: apart from this uproar over Kim Kardashian West‘s efforts to signature the term”Kimono” for an approaching shapewear lineup, her extended family (especially husband Kanye and half-sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner) harshly file trademarks–716, only by our precursory count–to guard their private brands and attempt to suspend anyone who may want to capitalize their titles.
News peg: A California judge awarded $2.7 million to Kim Kardashian Wednesday in her lawsuit against fast-fashion retailer Missguided USA, which she claimed used her “persona and trademarks” to sell knockoffs of designer looks worn by her. And only last week Kim Kardashian declared her new shapewear lineup,”Kimono,” will be renamed (after having filed trademark applications for it) as portion of cultural appropriation promptly followed.
Key history: Jana Gouchev, a Manhattan-based signature lawyer, stated the Kardashians possess a high number of trademarks so as to cover all possible business ventures. “They do not necessarily understand what they’re going to promote, so they wish to guard those ,” she explained. “Anything you would place the Kardashian title has so much significance due to the name, so that is why they wish to protect in any kind possible they can consider. Since they do not need anyone to infringe on their signature.”
The Wests, together with Kylie Jenner, registered trademark applications in their own children’s titles to stop others from using the kids’ titles in business ventures. Trademark applications will need to be renewed every five decades.
Kim Kardashian West
- Fleur Fatale: For bath gels and lotions, perfumes, and fragrances. (Expired)
- Deeply Felt: Intended for cosmetics, specifically eyeliner. (Current)
- Kardashian Khaos: 15 separate applications were filed for under the name “Kardashian Khaos.” Four of those—for matches, “Non-luminous, non-mechanical signs not of metal,” bumper stickers, novelty buttons, and other tchotchkes—are now expired.
- Kimogif: Intended for “wireless transmission of graphics,” in addition to mobile phone software and “making referrals in the field of entertainment services.” (Expired)
- Belle Noel
- Chicago West
- Dashing by Kim Kardashian
- Glam Bible
- Kardashian Kollection Kurves
- Half Beast: Filed for an entertainment venture spanning all types of media distributed in all types of venues and electronic devices. Filed just in April, the official description of this trademark clocks in at 2,075 words. “Entertainment in the nature of on-going television, cable television and radio programs featuring spoken word, dramatic acts, artists, the arts, pop culture, pre-recorded live concert footage of audio, visual and dramatic performances and educational subject matters; entertainment in the nature of distribution of motion pictures films featuring spoken word, dramatic acts, artists, the arts, pop culture, pre-recorded live concert footage of audio, visual and dramatic performances and educational subject matters; entertainment, namely, a continuing variety and news show distributed and broadcast over television, cable television, radio, satellite, webcasts, the global computer network, audio and video media; production of live-action, adventure, comedy, drama and animated television series.” (Current)
- Good Water: Intended for all kinds of water: “Bottled water; drinking water; flavored bottled water and flavored waters; mineral water; spring water; glacial water; table water; aerated water; carbonated waters; seltzer water; soda water; sparkling water; essences for preparation of mineral waters.” (Expired)
- Past Tell Museum: Filed for plush toys, recording services, retail stores, more clothing, bed linens, dinner and kitchenware, and home furniture, among a gigantic list of other intended uses. (Expired)
- Yandhi: Intended for clothing, accessories, stationery, and more. (Current)
- Calabasas Clothing
- Loop Dreams
- Mercy by Kanye West
- Red October
- Yeezy Sound
- Kylie Jenner Truck: For a retail store, this one selling “cosmetics, merchandise and gifts.” (Current)
- Stormiworld: Children’s clothing and toys under Jenner’s daughter’s name. (Current)
- Cake by Kendall and Cara:Intended for “headwear.” The “Cara” likely referring to Kendall friend and fellow model Cara Delevingne. (Current)
- Metal Haven by Kendall and Kylie: Meant for another line of jewelry. (Expired)
- Kendall + Kylie
John Legend says he hasn’t reconciled with Kanye West since Donald Trump fallout in 2018
Read more: Mark, My Words: Is Kanye out-Trumping Trump?
Speaking in a new interview, the ‘All Of Me’ singer-songwriter discussed the status of his friendship with West, saying he wouldn’t consider them close, but insisted their fading friendship is “just part of the natural cycle of life.”
The former friends fell out two years ago over tweets West made in which he publicly declared his support for the controversial US president, which prompted Legend to send some text messages to him to plead that he was too powerful and influential to support Trump and asked him to reconsider.
Legend later said he was “disappointed” in West for his vocal support of Trump, and while he wasn’t going to “disown” him, he did claim they were “never the closest of friends.”
Now, Legend has said he doesn’t think that he and West are “less friends because of the Trump thing,” he just thinks they’re in “different places.”
“I don’t think we’re less friends because of the Trump thing. I just think we’re doing our own thing,” Legend told The Times. “He’s up in Wyoming [on the $14 million ranch West bought as a family home in September last year]. I’m here in LA. We’ve both got growing families and I no longer have a formal business relationship with him as an artist, so I think it’s just part of the natural cycle of life.”
Revisiting their fallout over Trump, Legend said that he and West still disagree on the matter, adding: “But what I’ve always said is, we never talked about politics before. It was never a part of our interaction. Our interaction was almost always about creativity and music.
“He’s also in a different place musically. He’s doing gospel music. That’s what he’s focused on right now, designing his clothes, so we’re in different places.”
Elsewhere in the interview, he was asked whether he would be open to attending one of West’s Sunday Service events once the lockdown is over.
“I would like to go,” he said, “and I felt like I probably would end up going, but it just never happened, and now he’s up in Wyoming.”
Watch Rivers Cuomo cover ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ song for Islands In The Zoom sessions
Rivers Cuomo has shared a cover of ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar – watch it below.
The Weezer frontman shared the rendition on Twitter ahead of this week’s episode of his Islands In The Stream sessions. It comes after his recent covers of Green Day’s ‘Good Riddance’ and Nirvana’s ‘Heart-Shaped Box’.
‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’ was originally written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice in 1970 for Jesus Christ Superstar. It originally featured Yvonne Elliman’s Mary Magdalene singing the song.
Sharing the cover on Twitter, Cuomo wrote: “Here’s my cover of ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ from last week’s Island In The Zoom. Tune in tonight at 6:25 PST for another episode, featuring guest star.”
Watch Cuomo’s rendition of ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ below:
Earlier this month, Weezer postponed the release of their forthcoming album ‘Van Weezer’ indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was originally set to be released last week. Speaking about the forthcoming album with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe last year, Cuomo said it was “all just guitars”.
It comes after they were forced to cancel the inaugural European leg, which was set to take place in June.
What George Lucas Did When Queen Used Darth Vader in Their Concerts
Queen and its frontman, Freddie Mercury, are some of the most enduring icons of the 1970s. Star Wars is undoubtedly the most popular film franchise that began in the 1970s. Despite their roots in the same decade, one might not associate one with the other very much.
However, the band and the film franchise crossed paths in a few ways. One was that Queen incorporated Darth Vader into their live shows. Here’s how George Lucas reacted to that.
Queen’s ‘Star Wars’ stunt
Vanity Fair says that, during some concerts in 1979 and 1980, Mercury would come onto the stage while sitting atop the shoulders of a man dressed as Darth Vader. In a famous photograph of a Queen concert, Mercury is wearing a Flash Gordon T-shirt. Flash Gordon was one of many 1980s science fiction films that were clearly intended to cash in on the wild success of Star Wars.
What made Flash Gordon different from the rest of the pack is that it boasted a soundtrack by Queen. Mercury wearing a Flash Gordon shirt while sitting on the shoulders of someone dressed as Darth Vader could be seen as clever promotion of Flash Gordon. It could also be interpreted as Mercury’s way of saying that Flash Gordon was superior to Star Wars.
The photographer behind the famous image speaks out
Annie Zaleski of The A. V. Club spoke with Tom Callins, the photographer behind the famous image. Zaleski asked Callins who was in the Darth Vader costume “I never found out—I’ve never known. I’m sure it was a roadie that they hired, or maybe a bodyguard. I guess you had to be a pretty bulky guy to carry Freddie around.”
Zaleski also asked Callins how the crowd reacted to Mercury’s stunt.” Oh, it was pandemonium. Everybody just thought it was so funny, so Freddie. It was so over-the-top…Everybody got into it.” The fact that fans of Queen’s hard rock music enjoyed it showed that Star Wars had appeal beyond the sci-fi fan demographic.
George Lucas’ reaction and similar Queen stunts
Although Mercury’s stunt went over well with his audience, not everyone liked it. Star Wars creator George Lucas was not a fan. In fact, Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Queen says Lucas threatened Queen with a lawsuit to prevent them from using Darth Vader in their concerts again. The threat served its intended purpose and Queen stopped incorporating the dark lord of the Sith into their act.
Darth Vader wasn’t the only iconic fiction character Queen incorporated into their act. They also performed shows where Mercury came on stage while seated on the shoulders of someone dressed as Superman. Notably, the Superman film franchise was at its peak around the same time Mercury pulled this stunt.
Mercury’s stunt is one of the most memorable in the history of Queen and the history of Star Wars. Lucas clearly didn’t like it. However, the stunt proved Star Wars had the ability to connect with many audiences.
Read the original article from The Cheat Sheet
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