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Rebekah Vardy trademarks 'Wagatha Christie' to cash in after Rooney court showdown

Taken from | Author: Daniel Bird | Date: 18 April 2023

Rebekah Vardy could be set to cash in on the phrase Wagatha Christie after trademarking the now iconic saying.

The television star successfully trademarked the phrase following her High Court libel showdown against Coleen Rooney which played out last year.

During the case, both WAGs went head to head in the High Court after Rooney accused Vardy's Instagram account of leaking private stories – which she vehemently denied.

However, the judge later parted with Coleen Rooney and ruled that Vardy's account was liable for several stories making it into British tabloids.

Mrs Justice Steyn said that it was "likely" that Rebekah's former agent "undertook the direct act" of leaking stories to The Sun.

Now, Vardy, is making the most of people creating the phrase after Coleen's sting operation after applying for the trademark eight months ago under the company, London Limited Inc Ltd.

Now, should anybody wish to use the phrase on a commercial basis, Rebekah will need to approve it and can also receive a fee for usage.

Her trademark covers everything from clothing, non-alcoholic beverages, broadcasting, education and beauty.

Following the verdict, it was suggested that Rebekah wouldn't appeal the judge's ruling after Mrs Justice Steyn concluded that "significant parts" of Vardy's evidence were not credible.

In a statement, Vardy said: "I am extremely sad and disappointed at the decision that the Judge has reached. It is not the result that I had expected, nor believe was just. I brought this action to vindicate my reputation and am devastated by the Judge's finding."

A source went on to claim that she was "extremely frustrated" with lawyers and that "hell would freeze over" before she found herself back in a courtroom over the case.

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