Beyoncé and Jay Z’s new twins have been dominating the news cycle for weeks, but a case involving the couple’s oldest daughter is now making headlines.
In February, Beyoncé attempted to trademark Blue Ivy’s name to launch a series of products, but was challenged by wedding planner Veronica Morales, who owns company called Blue Ivy, ET Online reports. The trademark was originally filed by the former vice president of Bey’s company, BGK Trademark Holdings, Jonathan Schwartz.
According to ET, court documents show that Morales claims Beyoncé is seeking the trademark just to block others from using the name “Blue Ivy,” not because she believes the singer actually intends to use the name for business-related reasons herself.
Beyoncé’s legal team requested to have the case thrown out, but a judge has granted Morales’ motion to hear testimony from Schwartz regarding the issue. This is where things get complicated, however, since Schwartz is currently facing six years in jail for an embezzlement case involving Alanis Morissette.
BGK’s attorney Marvin Putnam has filed a response to the motion, explaining that Schwartz “is no longer an officer, director, or managing agent of BGK. Indeed, he is not affiliated with BGK in any manner whatsoever.”
So, you know, just a little more Beyoncé baby name drama for your week.