"Rep. Justin Amash and pop star Taylor Swift may not quite have bad blood just yet, but efforts by the musician to trademark certain common words, phrases and dates might have him seeing red. The Michigan Republican's sour note followed reports that Taylor Swift's rights-management company has filed for trademark requests on use of -- among other words -- the number "1989," which is the year of her birth and the name of her fifth studio release."
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Congressman troubled by Taylor Swift's attempt to copyright '1989'; CNN, 12/14/15
Deena Zaru, CNN; Congressman troubled by Taylor Swift's attempt to copyright '1989' :