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
Casting Director Krish Kapur Passes Away In A Road Accident
Casting director Krish Kapur has passed away in a road accident.
The accident took place on May 31 and Kapur succumbed to his injuries on the same day, according to a report in tellychakkar.com. He was in his thirties.
Krish Kapur had worked as casting director in the 2018 romantic drama “Jalebi“, featuring Rhea Chakraborty and Varun Mitra, besides the web series “Shubh Ratri“, among other projects.
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‘Star Trek’ Alum George Takei and His Brother Are Both Named After Famous British Royals
Legendary actor George Takei is most famous for his role as Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek: The Original Series. Now over 80 years old, Takei keeps himself active by advocating for human rights (mostly for the LGBTQ community, which he’s a part of, but he’s also vocal about racism and the Japanese-American community) on his social media platforms. He has a whopping 3 million followers on Twitter and is definitely considered one of the coolest “old guys” in the industry.
There’s one fact about Takei that isn’t well-known, and that’s the origin and meaning behind his first name, George. So who was the Star Trek star named after, and why did his parents choose that name?
Who is George Takei?
George Takei was actually born with the name Tosato Takei in Los Angeles, California to Japanese-American parents, according to IMDb. He was born in 1937, making him perhaps one of the oldest stars with a social media presence alive today at 83 years old. He lived quite a traumatic childhood due to structural racism and was thrown in a Japanese internment camp with his family when he was only a young boy.
Luckily for us, Takei survived the camp, and graduated from UCLA as a theater arts major, and played roles in several university productions there. His first major break came in 1966, when he snagged a recurring role as Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek: The Original Series. He’s gone on to play his original character in six different Star Trek films. Because the series was so popular, Takei became a legendary figure in Star Trek fandom.
Who were George and Henry Takei named after?
While Takei was originally born Tosato, his father decided to give both him and his brother another name after they were born. Those names were George and Henry. If you think the names sound quite British in comparison with Tosato, you’re right. The Huffington Post revealed that Takei was named after King George VI of England, whose coronation came just a few weeks after Takei’s birth. Takei’s brother, Henry, is also named after a British royal: King Henry III.
But why did this Japanese-American man decide to name his two sons after British royals? In the 2014 documentary To Be Takei, Takei reveals that it was because his father was a major Anglophile. Takei apparently harbors an inexplicable affinity for the United Kingdom himself. He said once on his blog, “Those who know me know that I am an inconvertible Anglophile – or more broadly, a Britanophile, which includes my affection for Scotland and Wales as well.” It seems like a love for England runs in the family!
What is Takei doing now?
Takei seems to have gotten his happily ever after, and is happily married to husband Brad Altman. On top of advocating against the current administration and acts of injustice on his social media platforms, Takei has also written a book. Titled They Called Us Enemy, the graphic novel-memoir is a devastating account of the time Takei spent in an internment camp. It describes how he and his family were treated like animals and forced to leave their homes to be sent to Camp Rohwer in Arkansas, according to Washington Post.
Takei often uses his platform to advocate against similar immigrant camps being operated along the southern U.S. border today. One thing is for certain: Takei may have been named after British royals, but he uses his fame to be a voice for oppressed communities everywhere.
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Michael Fassbender May Never Make the Jump to the MCU, But No One Would Mind If He Did
The MCU features some of the best actors in the world. Fassbender likely hasn’t joined due to his commitment to another comic book movie franchise. But recent events may open up the possibility for him to join. While he never make the jump, there’s a contingent of fans who would be happy if he did.
Michael Fassbender’s role as a Marvel character
The X-Men made it to the big screen for the first time in 2000. In that film and the initial sequels, Ian McKellen portrayed the character of Magneto, a mutant Holocaust survivor with the ability to manipulate metal. While he had a good intentions at his core — advancing the cause of mutants — the character and his militant tactics frequently pitted him as an antagonist to the X-Men.
After the first three X-Men films, the franchise underwent something of a reboot. A prequel called X-Men: First Class showed the beginnings of Professor Charles Xavier and Magneto as younger men. In this role, Fassbender portrayed Magneto.
Fassbender subsequently assumed the role in the follow-ups to this film including X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Dark Phoenix.
The Disney/Fox merger
While Magneto is a Marvel-owned character, Marvel Studios did not previously own the film rights to him or any of the X-Men characters. Those rights belonged to 20th Century Fox.
Fox produced and distributed all previous X-Men films, including the ones in which Fassbender donned the purple helmet.
That was true until last year. NPR reported that Disney acquired Fox for a stunning $71.3 billion. This gave Disney rights to all Fox creative properties, including the X-Men.
This left comic book fans salivating at the possibilities. In the past, the Marvel Cinematic Universe featured only the Avengers and other characters Marvel owned the film rights too — for example, until a few years ago, Sony owned the exclusive film rights to Spider-Man until a deal was struck between the company and Marvel Studios.
Characters like the X-Men and Fantastic Four were off-limits for the MCU — now, they’re on the table and it appears as though their entry into the MCU is all but inevitable at some point.
This could mean Fassbender will enter the MCU as Magneto — though the timeline may get tricky. It could also mean Fassbender enters the MCU playing an entirely different, non-mutant character.
What fans are saying about Michael Fassbender in the MCU
One Reddit poster suggested that several X-Men and Fantastic Four actors should become a part of the MCU: namely Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Miles Teller, and Nicholas Hoult. One fan agreed, saying Fassbender should take up the role of iconic Marvel villain and Reed Richards enemy Dr. Doom.
There’s no shortage of characters Fassbender could play. With the MCU’s wide array of personalities and characters, there are plenty that Fassbender could no doubt knock out of the park.
Fassbender may be done as Magneto, but him returning to play another character in the MCU wouldn’t be unheard of. In the early 2000s, Chris Evans portrayed the Human Torch in the first film adaptation of the Fantastic Four only to be later cast as Captain America.
Christian Bale played one of the most legendary DC Comics characters, Bruce Wayne/Batman, before being tapped as the main villain in the next Thor film.
So will Fassbender join the MCU? Anything’s possible. But if he does, don’t expect it to be as Magneto.
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