Beyoncé and Jay-Z announced that the couple is expecting twins. The pair shared the news to their Instagram fans an hour ago via a stunning photo.
“We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters”
In the lovely photo, Beyoncé shares her belly and her face is lightly covered with a veil. Flowers adorn the blue sky background as she poses, kneeling as if in a garden. Over 2.3 million fans have already liked the Instagram photo in an hours time.
Perhaps the couple will decide to trademark the name, as they did with Blue Ivy. However, they must demonstrate the distinctiveness of the names and show intent to use in commerce.
The USPTO Rules of Practice and Federal Statutes outlines the law as follows:
Section 2.41 Proof of distinctiveness
(1) In appropriate cases, ownership of one or more active prior registrations on the Principal Register or under the Trademark Act of 1905 of the same mark may be accepted as prima facie evidence of distinctiveness if the goods or services are sufficiently similar to the goods or services in the application; however, further evidence may be required.
(2) Five years substantially exclusive and continuous use in commerce. In appropriate cases, if a trademark or service mark is said to have become distinctive of the applicant’s goods or services by reason of the applicant’s substantially exclusive and continuous use of the mark in commerce for the five years before the date on which the claim of distinctiveness is made, a showing by way of verified statements in the application may be accepted as prima facie evidence of distinctiveness; however, further evidence may be required.