Jay-Z and Beyonce legal move suggests baby products could soon follow
Posted on 10 February 2012
While being the child of a celebrity is no easy task, it seems that Blue Ivy Carter - the daughter of music superstars Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter and Beyonce Knowles - may soon have it tougher than others. According to news reports, one of the first couples of pop music filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on January 26, in a legal move that could signal products that would make cool baby gifts could soon be on the way.
However, reports also suggest that there may have been a legal reason behind the move, as at least two similar patents were filed by applicants after the baby's birth that, if they were approved, could have potentially led to the misuse of the child's name for baby products that weren't approved by the couple.
Documents indicate that fashion designer Joseph Mbeh and another unnamed applicant filed for patents with the USPTO on January 11 and January 20, respectively. The patents would have been used to create unique lines of newborn baby clothes and fragrances bearing the name of the baby girl.
Both patents were rejected on legal grounds. In particular, documents indicate that after learning this, Mbeh simply abandoned the application.
While this type of legal wrangling may strike many as odd, it indicates that consumers looking for great baby girl gifts and baby boy gifts would be in the market for products bearing the name of Blue Ivy Carter. Even though no official announcements have been made, many reports speculate that the superstar couple could soon wow consumers with products that would be perfect for any special occasion.
But, in the meantime, those looking for special occasion gifts for a baby's first birthday, Christening or other major event can rely on the unique, custom gift baskets provided by online retailers.