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Top 20 Ridiculous Things Celebs Tried to Trademark

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words phrases and concepts that the rich
and famous have attempted to trademark
whether or not they were successful in
doing so
so you got to say jeah number twenty yep
trey songz vs. dave Hester yep sometimes
it’s the simplest things that make for
the most ridiculous trademark battles in
this case two famous figures have fought
over the use of the word yep musician
trey songz and dave Hester who stars in
the show storage wars both have claimed
rights over the word with hester arguing
is lawsuit that songs his version is
different and quote resembles an animal
like or non-human squeal which begins
with a distinct Yee sound before
finishing with a squeal like up sound I
would just yell yeah yeah yeah because
the auctioneer can’t hear everything and
see everything that’s going on so he
relies on his bid catchers kind of
cueing him yeah number 19 feared the
brow and raised the brow Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis a professional basketball
player known for his time playing with
the New Orleans Hornets is also famous
for something else
man that’s why in 2012 at the beginning
of his NBA career he trademarked two
different phrases feared the brow and
raised the brow when speaking to CNBC he
gave this very reasonable explanation
for the move quote I don’t want anyone
to try to grow a unibrow because of me
number 18
they are who we thought they were Dennis
green in 2006
Dennis Green was the coach of the NFL’s
Arizona Cardinals and he famously
uttered this phrase in an interview
after a game they played against the
Chicago Bears the Bears who we thought
they were this viral sensation has gone
on to be intrinsically linked to him but
they are what we thought they were he
trademarked the phrase and used it to
make some cash by printing it on various
merchandise those guys just took off
with all your cold refreshing Coors
Light what do they think they are they
are what we thought they were number 17
the MOBOT Mo Farah
it certainly cooled the motive our
Olympic athlete Mo Farah was one of the
stars of the 2012 Olympic Games and like
many sports stars before him he had to
come up with a distinctive victory move
that would set him apart from the rest
in fact it was TV hosts James Corden and
Clare Balding
who recommended this concept and clearly
it stuck because Farah became famous for
the MOBOT eventually registering it for
trademark after the Summer Games in
number 16 let’s get ready to rumble
Michael buffer announcer Michael buffer
is known for his catchphrase let’s get
it turns out this trademark has actually
been an incredibly lucrative one after
he acquired it in 1992 how lucrative
buffer had made at a minimum four
hundred million dollars by licensing the
rights to use the phrase he makes more
money from the trademark than he does
actually using the phrase himself let’s
get ready to rumble that’s an awesome
feeling that was the quintessential
fried horn number 15 Kylie Kylie Jenner
today she’s one of the world’s biggest
and most successful celebs but back in
2015 when Kylie Jenner tried to
trademark her first name it was rejected
Kylie Minogue who has been around for a
lot longer fought the claim because
after all she was the first Kylie with
her lawyers contentiously going as far
as calling Jenner a quote secondary
reality television personality and silly
trademarks clearly run in the family
because Kylie’s mom Kris filed for the
word momager back in 2015 number 14
lyrics Taylor Swift when Taylor Swift
released her hugely successful album
1989 she made the decision to trademark
some key phrases that appeared in her
lyrics some examples are this sick beat
nice to meet you where you been and
party like it’s 1989 some of these
trademarks were abandoned as of 2017 she
repeated the pattern when she released a
reputation trademarking among other
phrases the lyric the old Taylor can’t
come to the phone right now number 13
BAM Emeril Lagasse bam bam celebrity New
Orleans chef Emeril Lagasse basically
made a name for himself because of his
signature catchphrase so it should come
as no surprise that he wanted to make
sure he could profit from it as time
went on
he successfully trademarked BAM with an
exclamation point which distinguishes it
from existing trademarks which also
feature the word over the years he’s
used the trademark to successfully
market a wide range of cooking
implements BAM came about waking
everybody up why will we shooting a
television show us a day come on people
wake up here let’s go Bam Bam Bam and
that’s how BAM came about number 12
Sarah Palin Sarah Palin in 2011 both
governor Sarah Palin and her daughter
Bristol Palin applied through the US
Patent and Trademark Office to trademark
their own names in a move that called
some suspicion two Palin’s political
motivations this was several years after
the presidential election in which Palin
was such a major figure so you’ve got to
wonder what she was planning since no
one challenged it
they were both successful and I don’t
want to like think of myself as a
that we’ve exhausted most all the
efforts number eleven three-peat Pat
Riley all the way back in the late 80s
Pat Riley of the Miami Heat trademark at
the freeze three-peat in an aspirational
move for his team when they had won two
titles in 2005 when speaking with ESPN
Riley stated that he donates a portion
of the profits from his trademark to
charity in 2014
Riley was in the news again because his
team filed to use three-peat on jewelry
namely rings and sports memorabilia
number 10 bananas and I died
Rachel’s oh this is bananas this is
bananas remember Rachel’s oh she may not
exactly be the relevant pop-culture
figure that she was circa 2009 which is
when she was successful in trademarking
her two most well-known catchphrases I
die being so enthusiastic and excited
about something that there’s no other
words both bananas and I die featured
heavily on the stylists reality show and
she became well-known in part because of
them when Karl Lagerfeld was designing
that’s beautiful a guy not everyone was
supportive of her trademark though with
designer Christopher sauvé launching a
counter campaign called free the fruit
number nine Snookie Snookie you may not
be familiar with the name Nicole
Elizabeth politi but you’ve certainly
heard of Snooki Polizzi made a name for
herself by appearing on the reality show
Jersey Shore where she went by her
nickname snooki snooker a snooker no ego
snickies snook snick snickers i notice
in 2010 Polly it’s his attempt to
trademark her name was rejected on the
grounds that it was actually already
taken by a cartoon cat also called
Snooki but spelled with a y at the end
wouldn’t want anyone getting confused
between those two famous figures P
understand how I feel how I can feel
about all this shit number eight Gia
Ryan Lochte alright gia what exactly
does gia mean we know it’s become
Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte s
catchphrase but even after he attempted
to explain it we still can’t say for
sure that we truly
get it it’s good Lochte has said quote
it means like almost everything and is a
twist on Young Jeezy’s phrase Chia in
the summer of 2012
Lochte applied to trade market for
marketing purposes though it was
ultimately denied CEO number seven
Tebowing Tim Tebow Mo Farah isn’t the
only famous athlete to attempt to
trademark a body movement quarterback
Tim Tebow registered his signature move
and was successful in having it patented
the thing is though it’s pretty simple
Tebowing is simply getting down on one
knee and putting your fist to your
forehead how could anyone possibly
monitor that the devout Tebow said he’s
not looking to make a profit but wants
quote to just control how it’s used
make sure it’s used in the right way
just the sign of getting on a knee show
us humility and shows that you’re
putting something else or someone else
first number six you’re fired
Donald Trump the 45th President of the
United States has filed some pretty
ridiculous trademarks Donald Trump is
particularly famously known for two
phrases you’re fired and make America
great again to make America great again
for all Americans both of which he has
filed to trademark wait you’re fired
his first claim in 2004 for the generic
phrase you’re fired was rejected and
shortly after the 2012 election he
submitted paperwork for what would
become his mega slogan and it was
approved in 2015 we all know just how
far that has gone number 5 okuu cardi B
celebrity is applying to trademark their
catchphrases is clearly far from a new
trend and rapper cardi B has become one
of the most recent stars to attempt it
cardi b’s signature word / noise o comp
has become basically common knowledge
especially after she showed it off in
that Pepsi Super Bowl commercial well
there was some negative reaction to the
trademark filing cardi B had plenty to
say to the haters and just to be safe
she also applied for the misspelling of
the word with just two R’s so you won’t
be mad at me because I want to get some
mother money but let me tell you
something while I’m still here I’m a
secured or the man number four 50 cent
Curtis Jackson just like Snooki Curtis
Jackson’s given name isn’t particularly
famous or remarkable but his stage name
50 cent is one that pretty much everyone
is familiar with Jackson had the
forethought to trademark his rap name
which makes sense considering the title
of his smash album get rich or die tryin
some may remember when he became
embroiled in a legal battle with Taco
Bell after they used his name in an ad
in 2008 number three all his
Charlie Sheen winning in 2011 which was
about the height of Charlie Sheen’s
cultural relevance he filed paperwork to
have twenty two separate things
trademarked Wow
what does that mean these requests of
course included his catchphrases duh
winning and Tiger blood but he also
added things like his name and signature
to the list you know I got talking blood
man perhaps the most cringe-worthy
addition was his attempt to trademark
Sheen’s goddess’s which referred to his
girlfriends ironically back in the 90s
he applied to trademark the phrase drugs
are looser friendly I expose people to
magic I expose them to something they’re
never otherwise gonna see in their
boring normal lives and I gave that to
them number two that’s hot
this one will make you say well of
course she did B you already knew that
after appearing on the reality show The
Simple Life heiress Paris Hilton became
a household name and was instantly
linked to their phrase that’s hot not
long after it was successfully
trademarked in 2007 Hilton successfully
sued Hallmark after they created a
greeting card featuring her likeness
portrayed as a waitress carrying a plate
number one face and book Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook the social media platform may
be embattled on many fronts as of 2019
but Mark Zuckerberg has always been
litigious when he wants to be the
Facebook staffers had it for like two
weeks now it’s really awesome except
it’s previously Zacks social network
Titan has at different times entered
into legal battles with other online
entities who have used either the prefix
face or the suffix book in their website
or app names of course the company owns
the trademark for Facebook but clearly
that ain’t enough for him who knows
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