According to the US Trademark Trail and Appeal Board, Mariah Carey is not the Queen of Christmas. Last year, the singer filed a petition to trademark the phrase ‘Queen of Christmas.’ However, that petition failed after singer Elizabeth Chan opposed the claim. Chan claims that she is the world’s only full-time Christmas music recording artist and that the title belongs to her.
Carey filed the ‘Queen of Christmas’ title, alongside ‘Princess Christmas’ and the abbreviation ‘QOC,’ all of which were rejected by the trademark board.
The application included the phrase on a variety of merchandise. This included perfumes, lotions, clothing, eyewear, face masks, music recordings and different types of milk.
“Christmas is a season of giving, not the season of taking, and it is wrong for an individual to attempt to own and monopolize a nickname like Queen of Christmas for the purposes of abject materialism,” Elizabeth Chan says about the ruling.
Chan filed a formal opposition to the request in 2021 to protect herself from others trademarking the title.