A few months ago, it was revealed that Blac Chyna had requested to register and trademark the name Angela Renée Kardashian – her real name if she does eventually marry her on/off fiancé Rob Kardashian.
Blac Chyna’s reason for going ahead with the trademark request wasn’t to make money from the Kardashian name like many people thought, but simply to ensure she had the same last name as her and Rob’s daughter, Dream…
“She’s not trying to do anything negative,” a source told People magazine when she initially went ahead with the trademark request.
“She wants to trademark the name because it will be her name when she gets married and she wants to protect it. It’s also her daughter’s last name and she wants to share a last name with her daughter.”
But as you can imagine, the Kardashian ladies weren’t too happy with the thought of having to share their famous and very lucrative surname, as they would “suffer irreparable injury to their reputation and goodwill if the opposed mark is allowed to register.”
Although from an outsider’s perspective it looks like Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian went to great lengths to stop Blac Chyna from taking their name, insiders have suggested that it’s merely a business deal, and it isn’t a personal attack on the mother of Rob’s baby…
“Their trademark attorneys automatically oppose anyone trying to trademark ‘Kardashian’,” the insider said.
“I doubt the girls were even aware. Everyone loves each other. It’s just business.”
Either way, we bet the girls will be happy that their surname, brand and business are safe.
We hope this won’t make things too awkward at the next family gathering…