Beyoncé says a wedding planner hindering her attempts to trademark her daughter’s name (Blue Ivy Carter) has tried to sell her the rights and her wedding planning business for $10 million.
The singer has been locked in a legal battle to trademark the name of her and Jay-Z’s eldest child, ‘Blue Ivy Carter’, but a woman named Veronica Morales, who owns a wedding planning business called Blue Ivy, has opposed the bid.
Legal representative for the superstar have now claimed that Morales tried to sell her wedding company to the singer in a multimillion dollar deal.
According to reports, documents obtained related to the case showed that after Morales blocked Beyoncé’s trademarking efforts a meeting was set up to try reach an agreement and settlement.
However, the meeting soon became a “business proposal” after Morales’s lawyer gave an elaborate speech about a suggested way to resolve the issue. Morales’s lawyer pitched the situation as an “opportunity for a business relationship rather than an adversarial proceeding”.
The proposal was said to have included a PowerPoint presentation that stated why Beyoncé should buy her wedding planning business – and the Blue Ivy trademark – and together they could start producing and selling products and goods.
The offer was on the table for $10 million.
Beyoncé’s legal representatives are now requesting that the presentation be handed over as it will serve as evidence that Morales’s attempts to block Beyoncé’s trademarking bid was purely a money-making scheme.
Beyoncé seems to have learned from past mistakes and has already filed trademark documents for her twin’s (Rumi and Sir Carter’s) names. According to reports, this was done immediately after the twins were born in June last year.
The trademarks covered “fragrances, cosmetics, key chains, baby teething rings, strollers, mugs, water bottles, hair ribbons, playing cards, tote bags, sports balls, rattles and novelty items".