Looks like Beyoncé and Jay-Z are in a legal battle over the trademark of the name of their daughter, Blue Ivy. She is refusing to turn over texts with her husband and her mother, Tina Knowles Lawson, for proof in the trademark case against wedding planner Veronica Morales, according to The Blast.
Morales, who is the owner of a wedding planning company named Blue Ivy, requested Beyoncé submit the proof of private communication as evidence of the star plans to trademark “Blue Ivy” along with a list of documents.
In 2017, Beyonce filed to “lock down” the the trademark rights to “Blue Ivy Carter” so she would have the sole use of Blue Ivy’s name. Not too long after, Morales filed documents to refute Beyoncè’s application.
Morales believes that Beyonce doesn’t plan or have any intent to use the name.
The wedding planner wants all forms of communications the singer had with her husband about their 2016 trademark application and their knowledge of “Blue Ivy” before their oldest daughter was born in February 2012.
She also requested proof of any communication she had with her mother about the trademark as well. Morales company started almost three years before Blue Ivy was born.
Not only is the performer declining to hand over the records, but she is also requesting a protective order against Morales. The court order would block Morales and her legal team from releasing the private information.
To also support her claim, the wedding planner made the point that Jay-Z told Vanity Fair that the couple had no plans to use the “Blue Ivy mark” to sell items. They instead, wanted to block people from profiting off of the mark.
The battle between Morales and Beyoncé has been taking place for over a year, but it started getting heated last year when Morales allegedly offered to sell the wedding planning company to the stars for $10 million dollars.
Morales denied the allegations.
In a nod to a track from Beyoncé Lemonade album, “Sorry,” she will not hand over texts between family about the trademark battle, or “I ain’t sorry” as the lyrics say.