Kris Jenner, the former wife of Bruce Jenner, has filed legal documents to trademark the term “momager” in the entertainment world, a reference to mothers managing their children's affairs, TMZ reported Tuesday.
If granted approval, the term will solely belong to Kris and others would require her permission to use it. Otherwise, they could face legal action. Kris currently manages the affairs of her children Kim, Khloe, Kourtney and Rob Kardashian, and Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
Kris already uses the term "momager" for personal management services and in her reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
Kris’ recent move comes even as Bruce Jenner, who recently revealed his transition into a woman, fired Kris as his manager earlier this month. "Kris is as you see on the show - bossy, nosey and controlling. She didn't want to relinquish control because it makes it harder for her to sort out fees for ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians,’" a source had reportedly said at the time.
Some other “momagers” in the industry include Dina Lohan, who manages affairs of her daughter Lindsay, and Tina Knowles, who takes care of the affairs of her daughters and singers Beyoncé and Solange. Singer Selena Gomez’s mother Mandy Teefey also counts among the "momagers," E! Online reported.