Although for almost 30 years, Mariah Carey’s song “All I Want for Christmas is You” has reportedly made over $72 million just from the one song, it is not enough for the the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to rule in favor of her trademark request.
Since Carey’s album release in 1994, it has been one of the top selling holiday albums in the United States alone, and was certified eight-times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
The title would allow Carey’s company, Lotion LLC, to use it on a line of merchandise that would include albums, fragrances, pet accessories, sunglasses and more.
The superstar even came out with her very own holiday children’s picture book recently called “The Adventures of Little Mariah”.
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For almost two years, the famous singer was fighting to attain the title “Queen of Christmas” for her brand. Two singers Darlene Love and Elizabeth Chan were furious over the situation and have been fighting against Carey being awarded this name. Chan officially filed against Carey’s application.
Elizabeth Chan has put out 12 Christmas music albums so far, and says she is “the world’s only full-time pop Christmas recording artist.” She also uses “Princess of Christmas” as a nickname for her daughter and sometimes collaborator, Noelle, 5.
With the current ruling, no one can officially claim “Queen of Christmas,” “Princess of Christmas”, “QOC”.