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Kardashians’ knock back Blac Chyna’s name change

Blac Chyna's legal team are shocked by the news.
Reality television star Blac Chyna

Blac Chyna is facing stiff opposition from the Kardashian sisters’ who claim the reality television star’s name change will tarnish the Kardashian brand.

Lawyers acting for the reality star filed a trademark application that would allow Blac to trade under the name “Angela Renée Kardashian”.

But People reports the Kardashian sisters are opposed to this, and have taken legal action to block the new name.

Blac claims that by legally trademarking her new name, she’ll protect her livelihood as a social media celebrity.

The reality star (whose real name is Angela Renée White) is engaged to Rob Kardashian and recently gave birth to a new daughter, Dream.

Lawyer Walter Mosley, acting for the star, told People the sisters’ opposition to Blac registering the name change as a trademark wasn’t something he’d expected.

“Everything has been fantastic between her and the family to the best of my knowledge, so this is a shock. Thus, I’m under the belief that it’s a misunderstanding,” he said.

Blac Chyna is set to marry Kardashian brother Rob, but the date hasn’t been announced. Photo: Getty Images

According to documents obtained by TMZ the Kardashians claim they “suffer damage including irreparable injury to their reputation and goodwill” if their future sister-in-law were to profit from her new name.

Mosley also revealed the lawsuit to void Blac’s application showed how strongly the sisters’ felt about others using family name.

The Kardashian sisters are flexing their corporate muscle to void the trademark. Photo: Getty images

“In the complaint they are not short of shy as to how they feel about Angela using the trademark,” he said.

While Blac’s marriage to Rob would allow her to use the Kardashian name, it remains to be seen whether she’ll legally be allowed to trade under it.

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