You might think that aside from their first names, 18-year-old Instagram queen Kylie Jenner and 47-year-old Australian pop star Kylie Minogue have very little in common. And you would be right.
However, it looks like their shared monikers might soon be enough to land the moguls in court.
As you probably know, Kylie has been marketing everything from “lip kits” to waist trainers to hair extensions online.
With an audience of 50 million Instagram followers, many of whom would wear burlap sacks to school if Kylie declared it the in look for spring, it’s not hard to see why everything she touches turns to gold.
Now, however, it looks rapidly-growing multi-media empire has encountered its first speed bump.
According to several sources, Kylie recently filed paperwork to trademark her first name so that she can go the mononym route for marketing purposes, a la Cher or Madonna.
Unfortunately for Ms. Jenner, there’s another famous Kylie, who’s not willing to take a back seat to the teenage sensation.
Kylie Minogue – who just got engaged to Joshua Sasse last week – has filed a legal opposition to KJ’s trademark attempt, and yesterday, the singer even threw some shade on social media, tweeting:
“Hello….. My name is KYLIE #lightyears.”
The tweet is an allusion to Minogue’s 2000 single “Light Years,” but it may also refer to the fact that the elder Kylie has been in the business for about 3 decades longer than Jenner.
It’s not every day that a member of the Kardashian clan gets a lesson in humility, so we’re definitely Team Minogue on this one.