Kanye West 'Sunday Service' Trademark Application Rejected
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office determined the trademark would cause confusion, as someone had registered "Sunday Service" back in 2015.
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Kanye West has failed to secure the trademark for "Sunday Service."
According to documents obtained by TMZ, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected Ye's application to register the name because someone had beaten him to the punch. Officials determined the trademark would cause confusion, as "Sunday Service" was registered back in 2015 by man who used the name for his event company.
Mascotte Holdings, Inc. filed the application on Kanye's behalf back in July, after he began selling "Sunday Service" merch at his weekly Christian gatherings. According to the application, the mark was to be used on footwear, dresses, pants, jackets, scarves, loungewear and socks.
TMZ reports Kanye still has the option to fight USPTO's decision before the application is abandoned.
Sunday Service has grown significantly over the past several months and has been hosted in towns and cities across the U.S., including Chicago, D.C., Detroit, Dayton, Ohio, Salt Lake City, and Cody, Wyoming.
Pastor Adam Tyson, who has sermonized several Sunday Services, spoke about Ye's spiritual transformation during a recent appearance on the Pure Flix Podcast.
"The fruit that I’m seeing is he’s no longer continuing in some of the sin patterns that he was before he came to Christ," Tyson said. “Right now, every day, he is living and walking with God, so from what I can tell, there’s no reason for me not to encourage that and be a part of that ... I’ve spent enough hours with this man to know God is at work."
Kanye's Jesus Is King album is expected to drop Oct. 25, the same day its companion film hits IMAX theaters.