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Mariah Carey vs Mary Carey

It’s pop star verses porn star in a name battle

Mariah Carey has stepped up her bid to block adult film star Mary Cary trademarking her name – claiming people could become confused between the two names.

U.S. porn star Mary – real name Mary Cook – has been performing in adult movies since 2002, and recently lodged papers with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office to secure the rights to her name and image.

However, Mariah Carey’s company Automatic Princess Holdings claims Mary’s bid to trademark her name for use in the adult entertainment sector will have fans confused, and has lodged an appeal to the Patent office to stop the filing.

Carey the pop star claims the public is “likely to mistakenly associate the goods offered” by Mary with the singer’s “goods and services”.