“I’m ready to battle Mariah over this because I’ve been Mary Carey for a long time. She told Reuters. “It’s kind of funny because I’m a porn star and I’ve been being myself for a long time. I think she’s being silly.”
Mariah Carey’s attorney, Robert Becker, sent Mary Carey’s representative a letter in October and threatened legal action if Mary Carey proceeded with the trademark registration.
“MARY CAREY and MARIAH CAREY share the identical surname and have first names that are very similar.” Mariah Carey’s attorney Robert Becker wrote to Mary Carey’s representative. When Becker asked about the porn star seeking the trademark for audio and video recordings, he stated. “Confusion between your client and her Mary Carey trademark and our client Mariah Carey trademark is therefore likely.”
Becker also ordered Mary Carey to use her name for “adult entertainment purposes” only. In order to avoid further legal action, she is not to sing or perform with that name.
“This is a technical procedure to stop a trademark registration. Mariah Carey has no affiliation with Mary Carey.” Mariah Carey’s spokeswoman, Leslie Sloane-Zelnik said.
Mariah Carey, 36, was listed in Billboard magazine’s bestselling artist in the 1990’s. Since her 2005 release of Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah has recently enjoyed a huge comeback after going through personal and professional setbacks. She won a Grammy for the mega hit, “We Belong Together”. Ms. Carey is also up for two awards for the upcoming 2007 Grammy Awards.
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