AceShowbiz - Sorry Kanye West! United States Patent and Trademark Office has denied the rapper's filing to get exclusive ownership of "Sunday Service" because apparently a man already registered the name back in 2015 for his event company.
According to TMZ, Kanye filed for the trademark in July as his weekly Christian "Sunday Service" gatherings attracted massive crowd across the country. He planned to print the mark on clothing like shirts, socks, and headwear.
Even before submitting paperwork, the "Gold Digger" rhymer already started selling his "Sunday Service" merchandise. At the Coachella music festival back in April, a tent offering his religious-themed apparel was set up near his stage.
His "Sunday Service" sweaters were sold for $225 apiece, shirts for $70, and socks for $50. Despite the high price, a long line of concertgoers stood in queue on the festival's campgrounds to get their hands on the merchandise.
Kanye West recently brought his Gospel concert to Jamaica. Despite backlash from local pastor, the event went ahead as scheduled. It was his first religious event outside the United States and he planned to bring his crew to other countries as well.
The "Sunday Service" events were held in anticipation of his upcoming ninth studio album "Jesus Is King". After numerous delays, the album is expected to arrive simultaneously with a concert film of the same name on October 25.