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REAL Housewives of Potomac’s Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon will “absolutely not” change the name of their podcast, Reasonably Shady, despite their feud with Eminem, The U.S. Sun has exclusively learned.
Last month, the famous rapper filed an opposition to The Real Housewives of Potomac stars’ trademark application for their podcast.
Eminem argued that Reasonably Shady is ‘identical’ to his registered trademarks Slim Shady and Shady[/caption]
Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, argued that consumers of their upcoming line of Reasonably Shady merchandise, can “cause confusion” – he, as fans know, has been commonly called Slim Shady or Shady for the last 25 years.
He also believes his brand will be “damaged” if they are issued the trademark – “confusion in trade resulting in damage and injury,” he specifically stated in the docs.
Gizelle, at first, believed Eminem’s filing “was a joke.”
“Oh, [we were] totally surprised. We thought it was a joke! We were like, ‘What?’” The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip cast member told The U.S. Sun.
Gizelle pointed out in the interview that they have since filed a response to Em’s opposition.
According to the March 1 filing, obtained by The U.S. Sun, the Bravo stars slammed Marshall’s opposition and denied his claims.
They wrote: “Applicants lack knowledge or information to form a believe about the truth of these allegations.”
NO IMMEDIATE RESOLVE
Gizelle, 52, and Robyn, 43, are not backing down.
When asked if they plan on changing their podcast name, Gizelle told The U.S. Sun: “Oh, absolutely not. And we’re registered, so, no, absolutely not.”
She also provided an update to the status of their trademark.
“The trademark and patent office is like a government agency and so, you know, they have a timeline in which everything is looked at,” she shared.
“And so, this is gonna take us out until 2024 unless he drops it.
“So we’re praying he will drop it because Mr. Eminem, Reasonably Shady doesn’t have anything to do with Slim Shady.”
The discovery and trial dates, according to the court filing, extend until August 28, 2024.
So safe to say, their “beef” won’t be resolved any time soon.
Gizelle added: “He does not want to talk to us – I am quite sure – or me in particular.
“We have a million attorneys – well, he’s got plenty – we have a trademark attorney that handles just this, so [the attorneys] are talking [to each other].”
Robyn and Gizelle plan on expanding their podcast name by coming out with a line of merchandise[/caption]
Although Gizelle and Robyn’s trademark dispute was recently brought to light, the besties initially filed the application in February 2022.
Per the filing, they hope to come out with a Reasonably Shady merchandise line of makeup, candles, mugs, water bottles, clothing, and paddle boards.
In addition, Reasonably Shady provides entertainment services in the form of a podcast. The girls dish about dating, relationships, motherhood, fashion, current events, and more.
For now, Gizelle is focusing on her upcoming appearance on season three of the Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip, which is available for streaming on Peacock on March 23.
Like the drama she’s facing in the real world, she also faces drama on TV. Her feud with Real Housewives of Potomac co-star Candiace Dillard Bassett continues on RHUGT.
Gizelle explained: “Candiace brought the drama. Like, we were done in Potomac. We had hashed everything out.
“We were in a great place and a good place. We weren’t great, but we were good.
“So there was no reason to bring all of that all the way to Thailand, but, yeah that’s what she decided to do.”
Gizelle and Candiace are joined by Real Housewives of Miami’s Alexia Nepola and Marysol Patton, Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’s Heather Gay and Whitney Rose, Real Housewives of New York’s Leah McSweeney, and Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Porsha Williams.
“It was fun drama, it was good drama,” she teased.
“Heather and I had a rocky start, and we finished okay. But we had a rocky trip, so yeah.”
Gizelle and Robyn refused to change the name of their podcast Reasonably Shady[/caption]
Eminem has not directly spoken to the Potomac stars and only communicates via his lawyers, Gizelle said[/caption]
Bravo fans can catch Gizelle on Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip starting March 23[/caption]
Source: The US Sun