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Taylor Swift Trademarks 'This Sick Beat' & Other Popular Lyrics From '1989'

Taylor Swift Trademarks 'This Sick Beat' & Other Popular Lyrics From '1989'

Taylor Swift gets down to business by trademarking some of her popular lyrics from her latest album 1989!

The 25-year-old entertainer has trademarked “This Sick Beat,” “Cause We Never Go Out of Style,” “Party Like It’s 1989,” “Could Show You Incredible Things” and “Nice to Meet You. Where You Been?,” which are part of her songs such as “Style” and “Shake It Off.”

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By trademarking these phrases, no one is able to profit from making merchandise with these phrases without breaking the law, besides from Taylor. It’s a smart move on her part!

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  • chloe

    Ha. Learning from Beyonce, I see.

  • Ana Esteves

    I’m sorry, but that sounds a little too greedy imo.

  • Aaron Williams

    Alright Taylor, I was with you in the whole Spotify ordeal, but this is taking things a tad too far. Being greedy from anyone isn’t something one should be very proud of.

  • mandyz

    “This Sick Beat” – I’m sure there are thousands of rappers and hip hop artists that have said those 3 words as lyrics for the past 30 years and I don’t think they’re gonna appreciate this at all. I like you Taylor but cmon now lmao

  • Shenanigans

    she has surpassed beyonce at this point.

  • Malida

    ugh she’s so obnoxious trademarking common phrases. gtfo.

  • YupVideoFever

    From now on looking at her pics will make me feel I need to pay for that as well. Brrr. I think, if I could trademark “Taylor is greedy” and charge people, who gets this thought, 1 cent, I’d become a billonaire. By tomorrow.

  • wizkhaleesi

    “could show you incredible things” is the funniest one. like, that could be used anywhere

  • jane

    but they weren’t smart enough to trademark it. kudos to her business manager or whomever is advising her.

  • Sofia

    How much money does she want to make? This is truly awful…

  • Lou Vasquez

    Greed is the root of all that’s evil Taylor Swift can go ahead and enjoy it now but eventually she’ll get what’s coming to her!!

  • Nicola

    Should have added “Got a long list of ex lovers, they’ll tell you I’m insane.”

  • Lou Vasquez

    I’m going to trade mark (This sick bitch) aka Taylor Swift.

  • Gina

    Leave it up to this lily white pop star to trademark “this sick beat.” Gimme a break. How insulting and entitled.

  • sas318

    Trademarking something doens’t mean no one’s allowed to say it. That means no one’s allowed to print it on merchandise and make money from it.

  • sas318

    I’m betting she wants to put those phrases on merchandise to sell at her concerts to prevent knockoff vendors from doing the same. It’s like Spotify. You MUST BUY her music and anything related to her from HER ONLY.

  • http://notonly.ru/ Маргарита Бабовникова

    “party like it’s **** year” is overused too

  • hill92

    It’s no big deal. If you want to know why it actually makes sense–there’s a great explanation on the most recent Time site. A professor who’s an expert on trademarks explains how it works and why it’s just common sense. Trademarks are quite common. It simply prevents unauthorized merchandisers from cranking out cheap knockoffs. Other stars take out trademarks all the time. Beyonce and Jay-Z even took out a trademark for their daughter’s name, Blue Ivy Carter. Without a trademark, clothing stores and other businesses could sell cheap knockoffs. It doesn’t mean people can’t use those words or lyrics. I’ve never been to a concert where there wasn’t trademarked products for sale.
    The only reason it’s a story is because websites can write a story about it. They try to make it into hot gossip because Taylor Swift stories make THEM money. Ha!

  • hill92

    No it’s not. It’s a common practice. Gossip sites try to make it a big deal because Taylor Swift always brings them extra clicks. They’re exploiting big stars all the time! In the case of this story, they don’t bother to explain the reasons stars get things trademarked. Swift, Beyonce, Rhianna- they all use trademarks. Like–why should a T shirt company be able to crank out t shirts with their image and lyrics? Another case of exploitation of stars..

  • Sofia

    “Exploitation of stars”? WOW!!! Let’s all pray so that companies don’t take advantage of Taylor Swift so that she can make another 40 million dollars!

  • hill92

    You’re incredibly naive if you don’t think the dozens of gossip sites on the internet don’t exploit stars for their financial gain. The more clicks they get on a story, and ads, the more money they make. Most will make up stories, or distort, relying on no facts more than “a close source says”–and those stories repeat from one site to the next, an endless echo chamber. A big name like Swift in the head line, there are guaranteed to be more hits. When Swift broke up with Harry Styles, the lies and echo chamber was absurd, a new story everyday would ripple across the sites about why Harry broke up with HER. She liked antiques too much, she wanted him to have a vasectomy. It was over a month before these sites finally acknowledged it was actually SWIFT that left Harry!! The stories about why Harry left Swift got far more hits, were more sensational, and thus more money for gossip sites. So why tell the truth?
    Clickbait. Have you never heard the word? Try the site GossipCop. They actually investigate and research the more sensational gossip swirling around about celebs.
    So yes, stars are exploited like never before, because of the Internet.
    And trademarks? Beyonce owns a trademark company, even tried to get a trademark on her daughter’s name, Blue Ivy. No criticism of her from me. It’s just what stars have to do. Listen to Britney Spears great song “Piece of Me” see the video and read the story behind it if you don’t know. Yes, stars are exploited, lied about, slandered, and anyone who can make a buck off them, will try. I have no problems with them applying for trademarks (no guarantee they’ll be approved) and doing anything to keep as much privacy as they can, and the slanders and lies to a minimum.
    You’re a fool if you don’t think the stars aren’t exploited. And if they make lots of money? I don’t care. They entertain and make people happy. Better than arms dealers, Wall Street cheats who make peoples lose their homes, jobs and life savings, or countries with genocide, destroyers of the environment–and all the other haters, cheaters and liars of the world. More power to the entertainers I say. I wish them peace, and privacy.

  • Sofia

    I honestly didn’t read all these “essay” you did, it’s kind of pathetic tbh.

  • hill92

    It’s kind of pathetic that you’re such a robot rule follower. Great! You can write a one sentence comment! Aren’t we impressed. Why do you even comment? It kind of pathetic. tbh

  • Sofia

    “Robot rule follower”? Oh BURN! Good luck swiftie defender and bye.

  • Guest

    What’s coming to her?

  • hill92

    Robot rule followers think anything more than two or 3 sentences is wrong and pathetic, but they have no problems with 2 sentence comments about ” she’ll get hers.”

  • Lou Vasquez

    Hopefully a swift kick in the A$$