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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Angelina Jolie fights to save misuse of Shiloh's name

Angelina Jolie fights to save misuse of Shiloh's name
Angelina Jolie is fiercely battling to save daughter Shiloh's name from being misused.

Jewelery-design and perfume company, Hors La Monde Corp., is naming its most recent fragrance Shiloh, but the 'Tomb Raider' has got in touch with the US Patent and Trademark Office to combat the plans.

"The notice of opposition alleges that you will be damaged by the pending trademark. Angelina must feel that people applying for 'Shiloh' need to get her consent," Hollywoodrag quoted New York trademark attorney Thomas M. Wilentz, as saying.

Hors La Monde owner, Symine Salimpour, applied for trade marking the name last June.

Ever since, Jolie's New York lawyer has received two 90-day extensions to arrange a case opposing Hors La Monde's use of Shiloh.

"The name is completely unrelated. Symine is a citizen of both France and Israel, but she identifies strongly with her Israeli roots - it's a spiritual thing for her. Shiloh is a Hebrew name that means 'his gift'," a source told Life and Style Weekly magazine.

"The fragrance has been in development in France for the last two years and has a woody smell with a hint of patchouli flower," the source added.

Representatives for both Jolie and Salimpour refused to comment.


Anonymous said...

I find it interesting that Angelina wants to trademark a name that does not belong to her. The name has been used in the bible for centuries, therefore is accessible for anyone. Also, my daughter's name is shiloh and she has had this name for the past seven years, since her birth. I was disturbed to have learned that a couple who had a baby out of wed-lock, had the oudasticity to use such a meaningful word (gods gift) / name.