Kylie Minogue has spoken out about her legal battle with Kylie Jenner over the latter’s bid to trademark their shared first name.
Minogue, 49, told Rolling Stone that ‘it was nothing personal at all,’ and described the conflict as ‘wrapped up’ without needing ‘to go to court.’
Jenner, 20, tried to copyright: ‘KYLIE,’ and Minogue legally opposed it – but the opposition was pulled last month, leading to speculation of a settlement.
Minogue told the site: ‘I’ve never met Kylie Jenner. I’ve never met any member of the family – actually, I’ve met Kendall just in passing at a fashion event – but I honestly don’t know them.’
She told the magazine: ‘It’s awkward, because fans get so loyal and vocal, and we love that! But it was nothing personal at all, I’m at pains to say.’
Minogue continued: ‘Trademark is long, it’s boring, it’s expensive, and it’s really important. I’ve been doing that for years and years. It was just causing confusion with customers. As long as it’s clear, then we can all win.’