Mariah Carey snubbed: Singer rejected in attempt to trademark ‘Queen of Christmas’

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 31: Mariah Carey performs at Crown Casino's New Year's Eve Party at Crown Palladium on December 31, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Mariah Carey simply cannot have everything she desires for Christmas, including the “Queen of Christmas” trademark.

The US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled on Tuesday that Carey could not use the name “Queen of Christmas,” according to multiple news outlets, including Page Six. The rejection came after the singer’s attempt to trademark the phrase “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”

Carey also attempted to obtain exclusive rights to use “Princess Christmas” and “Christmas Princess,” but all of her attempts were rejected.

Elizabeth Chan, who bills herself as “the world’s only full-time pop Christmas recording artist,” can use the aforementioned monikers instead of the pop star. It’s worth noting that the singer has already released 12 Christmas albums since beginning her career, and she’s been calling her daughter and collaborator “Princess of Christmas.”

Carey has yet to comment on the development, but the move has already enraged singers since it was filed.

It all started in March, when the singer officially filed the documents. However, the general public was unaware of it until the news broke in July.

The application stated that if the trademark was approved, she would be able to cover not only her music but also items such as ornaments, clothing, lotions, mugs, and jewelry, to name a few.

According to Rolling Stone, Chan and another holiday singer, Darlene Love, chastised Carey for her decision.

Chan said, per Variety:

“Christmas has come way before any of us on earth, and hopefully will be around way after any of us on earth. That’s just not the right thing to do. Christmas is for everyone. It’s meant to be shared; it’s not meant to be owned.” 

Darlene Love, on the other hand, expressed her disappointment on Facebook.

On August 12, she filed a formal declaration claiming that David Letterman declared her the Queen of Christmas 29 years ago. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” had not yet been released at the time.

She famously performed “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” on Letterman’s show every year for three decades.

Meanwhile, Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” propelled her to the top of the charts, including the Billboard Hot 100. She became the first artist to have the same No. 1 song in four decades.