Plot twist: Rebekah Vardy registers trade mark "WAGATHA CHRISTIE" after losing libel case

The phrase “Wagatha Christie”, claimed to have been coined by Dan Atkinson in a viral tweet sent back in 2019, has been a buzzword in the UK since Coleen Rooney accused Rebekah Vardy of leaking stories about her to the press. In May 2022, Vardy lost the defamation trial in the High Court. However, she has now registered the trade mark “WAGATHA CHRISTIE” in the UK, raising several legal issues which could have wider implications from an intellectual property law standpoint.

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