Blac Chyna (real name Angela Renée White) recently welcomed a baby girl with her fiancé, Rob Kardashian, but his famous sisters are reportedly trying to stop her from profiting off of their last name. According to documents obtained by TMZ this week, Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé filed legal papers to block Chyna from using the name Kardashian — Chyna and Rob got engaged in April, and weeks later the 28-year-old aimed to trademark the name Angela Renée Kardashian for use while promoting her business ventures, working in the entertainment industry, and on social media.
According to the notice of opposition filed with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the US Patent and Trademark Office, the sisters posit that use of the name Angela Renée Kardashian “is likely to cause confusion, or to cause mistake, or to deceive consumers,” and will leave them “no control” of how Chyna uses it. It adds that Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé will “suffer damage including irreparable injury to their reputation and goodwill” and states that by changing her last name to Kardashian, Chyna is “deliberately seeking to profit from the goodwill and popularity” of the name.
Since the documents were made public, sources have reached out to both People and Us Weekly with details on the matter. Us Weekly reported that the girls want a peaceful outcome with Chyna and that they hope to “resolve it amicably,” because “they do love Chyna,” adding, “The girls are just protecting their interests because that is their brand. It’s a complicated business issue.” Another source told People that it’s possible that the girls “don’t even know” about the filing on their behalf. “The Kardashians own their trademarks in most categories worldwide, and the trademark attorneys’ standard practice is to oppose anyone who tries to file anything,” the insider said.