Some may think that Mariah Carey is the Queen of Christmas, but it turns out, the United States Patent and Trademark Office is not one of them. They've just denied the US Singer's application to have this nickname officially trademarked.
The official legal right to make or sell an invention for a particular number of years.
A name or symbol on a product that shows it was made by a particular company, and that it cannot be used by other companies without permission.
• TO DENY
To refuse to give (something requested or desired) to (someone).
If a fact or a situation is inescapable, it cannot be ignored or avoided.
• TO ALLOW
To give permission for someone to do something.
• TO BID
To offer a particular amount of money for something that is for sale and compete against other people to buy it, especially at a public sale of goods or property.
Source: Behind the News