Fans have discovered something that’s gaining mixed reactions!
It’s been recently reported that YG Entertainment has filed to trademark BLACKPINK Lisa’s real name. YG Entertainment has just registered “Lalisa Manobal” and “Manobal” as trademarks, which is based on her real name.
The trademark registration is for outerclothing. Fans shared mixed reactions to the news; some believe it’s for Lisa’s best interest as it protects her from others who plan on using her name to profit from it without giving her a cut of the profits, while others believe it’s not YG’s right to trademark her real name for their own benefit since now it means that YG owns the rights to her name and can use it to profit off of everything in outerclothing with her name on it.
Others talked about how similar this situation is to another one with other YG artists that was brought up recently. It was revealed by industry insiders that Taeyang and Gdragon will not be able to use their names if they leave YG Entertainment, the four BIGBANG members contracts are reported to be expiring soon.
While Lisa’s surname is often spelled as “Manoban”, the correct spelling is with “Manobal”, “Manoban” is the phonetic spelling of her name.
YG Entertainment has just registered “Lalisa Manobal” and “Manobal” as trademarks, named after BLACKPINK’s Lisa.
Remarkably, the agency used the idol’s legal name instead of her stage name. pic.twitter.com/xuERI4ThKe
— The Pop Hub (@ThePopHub) February 9, 2020
Here is how fans are reacting to this:
oh poor girl
— cami⁷ thty season 2 (@milasgulf) February 9, 2020
Yeah, ygent truly did her dirty right here. She won’t be able to use her OWN legal name once she leaves that company. I just hope that Lisa knows abt this issue beforehand.
— ✨ (@lisalilifilm) February 9, 2020
WHY ARE Y’ALL CELEBRATING? GIRL IS TRAPPED 😭 THEY ALL ARE
— cas ⁷ happy chungha day (@arissapphic) February 9, 2020
if she wants to leave yg she wont be able to use her real name anymore its really bad
— ًif unf check 📍 (@seldoII) February 9, 2020
What do you think of this issue?