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Friday, January 05, 2018 11:22 AM

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Loses Bid To Keep Upcoming Deposition In Legal Battle Private

By: Elliah Dash-Stell

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Loses Bid To Keep Upcoming Deposition In Legal Battle Private
Does Beyoncé’s team not know how the Internet works?

You can’t fight it. Once something is out there, it’s out there.

Besides, her name trademark saga has been in the headlines for a freakin’ minute.

Anyway, she lost a bid to keep details from an upcoming deposition in her trademark battle confidential.

Earlier this year; she filed legal papers with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark "Blue Ivy Carter”; supposedly so she could reserve the rights to use it in beauty, fashion and electronics ventures or to prevent others from trying to cash in on her daughter's identity.
But her application didn't sit well with Veronica Morales, who claimed the trademark was too similar to the name of her event planning firm, Blue Ivy Company; she soon took legal action.

Morales served the singer with a notice to sit for a deposition in the case, and shortly after, in September, Beyoncé's lawyers filed court documents requesting a protective order which would ban details about the time and location of the session and what she says about her family during the round of questioning being made public, as she was reportedly concerned for her family's safety.


Their request has now been shut down by members of the Trademark Trial and Appeal board, who ruled earlier this week and denied the motion.

When Beyoncé's lawyers filed the request, they stated the order would help minimize the "intrusive use for security" for Bey and the venue and would therefore "reduce the dangerous pandemonium that so often marks Mrs. Carter's public appearances."


Okay, we guess that makes sense actually. Her fans can be a bit nutty.

Anyway, Morales says she started her company three years before the girl was born and had already secured a trademark before all this nonsense began.


This is the second time the party planners have objected to Beyoncé's trademark attempts;  the superstar previously lost a bid to secure the rights to the moniker for commercial use shortly after her daughter was born in 2012.


Years ago
, Jay attempted to explain their motivations for this move, saying, "People wanted to make products based on our child's name and you don't want anybody trying to benefit off your baby's name. It wasn't for us to do anything; as you see, we haven't done anything."


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