The WAG wars are heating up again, with Rebekah Vardy, the wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, retaking centre stage. The Mirror reports this new twist in the ongoing saga that promises to keep the British public entertained.
Remember the term ‘Wagatha Christie’? It was born out of a public spat between Rebekah and Coleen Rooney, the wife of Wayne Rooney. The social media argument revolved around the alleged leaking of private stories to the press, with Coleen taking on the role of a detective, much like the famed Agatha Christie.
The spat turned into a legal bout, with Coleen emerging as the victor and Rebekah landing with a whopping £1.5 million legal bill. But Rebekah believed she had a trump card up her sleeve – she regeistered the commercial rights to the ‘Wagatha Christie’ trademark, a name now notoriously linked to the scandal.
This brings us to the present controversy, where Rebekah’s trademark ownership has ruffled some feathers. It appears that Christy, a luxury linen firm with a rich 170-year-old history, has a bone to pick with Rebekah. They’ve complained to the Intellectual Property Office, claiming that the Wagatha Christie trademark imitates their established brand.
The issue now lies in the hands of trademark lawyers. It’s plausible that Rebekah may be heading for yet another high-profile legal showdown. If anything, life seems to be never short of drama for this mother-of-five.
The trademarked term ‘Wagatha Christie’ covers various products, from broadcasting and clothing to cosmetics, sunglasses, fashion jewellery, and alcoholic cocktails. Notably, it also covers linen, the heart of Christy’s business.
When she trademarked the phrase through a friend’s company, London Entertainment Inc Ltd, Rebekah likely didn’t anticipate this kind of backlash. A source at the time said, “Becky knew people would try to cash in on the phrase.”
With the world’s oldest towel brand taking umbrage, this trademark is causing more headaches than Rebekah may have anticipated. As of now, Rebekah’s spokesperson has declined to comment, while efforts to get a comment from Christy remain ongoing. Clearly, the Wagatha Christie drama is far from over – so keep your eyes peeled!