Yesterday we reported that the Kardashian sisters’ companies were opposed to their soon-to-be sister-in-law’s request to trademark her new name, Angela Renee Kardashian. Apparently, the companies claimed they’ll “suffer damage including irreparable injury to their reputation and goodwill.” However, sources close to Blac Chyna say the opposition came as a shock.
Chyna’s lawyer, Walter Mosley exclusively told PEOPLE that this was the first trademark, out of many, that has ever been opposed.
“The Kardashians, like Angela and my other clients are very protective of our marks, I think for us this is going to be a clear case win, because it’s actually her name, it’s not a poaching. I would hope that this is just a junior lawyer’s error, who’s just responding to everything and not really looking at who it’s from or why it was filed. There’s a softer side of this where Angela has to have a conversation with her family. But until I hear otherwise, I’m just going to proceed as I normally would with a lawsuit. I have 40 days to respond,” he said.
In light of the opposition, Mosley hopes it’s a oversight or some sort of misunderstanding. However, he will take action as if it’s not.
“I have to respond to the notice of opposition, so the way this works is we filed the mark, it was initially unopposed, it was published and then the representatives of the sisters’ companies filed the opposition to Angela owning her name. Sure, it’s not her legal name now, but it is certainly her stage name – her next stage name and her legal name once the wedding is done. In the complaint they are not short or shy as to how they feel about Angela using the trademark. I’m hoping that it’s just a big misunderstanding but I’m just proceeding as if it’s not and am going to do the best work I can for my client,” the lawyer told PEOPLE.
“I filed this trademark with the utmost confidence that it would not be opposed at all. I did not foresee this, but in retrospect maybe I could have, all things considered,” Mosley said. “I’m going to zealously represent my client in a trademark we legally filed and a name that we feel like we own and need to protect.”
Despite the recent turn of events, Chyna and her family are still doing great.
“Everything has been fantastic between her and the family to the best of my knowledge, so this is a shock. Thus, I’m under the belief that it’s a misunderstanding. I don’t know how this plays out any other way. There’s a whole process that went on like anyone else does. So again, I’m hoping this just goes away once they see what it is. Angela, Rob and Dream are doing amazing, wonderful and things couldn’t be better.”