A few years after blowing up on TikTok, Azziad Nasenya has trademarked her name and a logo bearing the first letter of her first name to be used in her apparel line —“Clothing, footwear and headgear.”
The 21-year-old reportedly started the process in November 2021 when she applied to register the trademark name with the Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KiPi).
“NOTICE is given that any person who has grounds of opposition to the Registration of any of the trademarks advertised herein according to these classes may within sixty (60) days from the date of this Journal, lodge a notice of opposition on form TM. No. 6 (in duplicate) together with a fee of Ksh.5,000/= (local opponent) or US$ 250 (foreign opponent).” The notice of intent to trademark the name read.
The notice went unopposed, allowing the social media sensation to trademark her name and logo.
A trademark is valid for 10 years after which the user can choose to renew it. Other Kenyan celebrities who have trademarked their names are Huddah Monroe and Shix Kapyenga.