Adele Trademarks Her Name?
Singer reportedly worried about companies 'exploiting her name'...
Record-breaking singer Adele has reportedly trademarked her name in order to stop fans being tricked into buying unofficial merchandise.
The Sun newspaper suggests the move will prevent people from misusing her name on items such as perfume and jewellery.
A source told the tabloid: "She doesn't want anyone exploiting her name by using it on products which may trick punters into thinking she's involved with it."
The trademark would mean her identity is protected, and make it easier for the superstar singer to take legal action against anyone using her name to dupe fans.
Adele has enjoyed an incredible year, having been named Billboard's Top Artist Of The Year for the second time, won countless awards, recorded the James Bond Skyfall theme, and welcomed her first child into the world.