By Temi Joshua
Now, actresses, actors, public figures and other celebrities often trademark their names in order to give an additional brand and keep others from using their names.
A trademark is a kind of piece of intellectual property that allows individual or group or company to brand something so that no one else can use or copy it.
In Nigeria, we have two Nigerian celebrities who have taken a bold step to trademark their names.
The Daily Page brings to you names of some celebrities who have trademarked their names.
1. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is the first celebrity in the year 2021 to have trademarked her name. The beautiful actress trademarked her first name, Omotola.
Recently, Gistlover1 blog on Instagram accused Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde of having an affair with Adams Oshiomhole despite being married.
However, Omotola denied the allegation.
Probably, this was the reason why Omotola trademarked her name.
2. Ka3na Jones
Big Brother Naija lockdown housemate, Ka3na Jones revealed that she has trademarked her nickname, Bosslady.
She revealed this in a tweet on Saturday. Ka3na, therefore, warned Nigerians to be careful of how they mention her name.
3. Taylor Swift
American singer, Taylor Swift has also trademarked her name including initial z album names, styled fonts, even lyrics from her songs like Where you been?, Nice to meet you and so on.
Multi Award winning British singer, Adele has also trademarked her name.
Beyonce and her husband, Jay Z who is also a singer have both trademarked their names as well as those of their three children; Sir, Blue Ivy, and Rumi
6. Justin Bieber
Canadian singer, Justin Bieber has trademarked his name.
Well, after some years, his wife Hailey Baldwin got a problem while trying to register her cosmetic line, Bieber Beauty as it was denied due to Justin Bieber having ownership of that trademark.