"Taylor Swift is seeking to trademark the word "Swiftmas" and "1989", the name of her album, in the US. It is the 25-year-old's latest attempt to stop others from using phrases associated with her on merchandise. "Swiftmas" is the word the singer's fans use to describe the random acts of kindness she makes, such as giving them unexpected presents. Earlier this year Swift applied to trademark some of her song lyrics such as "this sick beat". The pop star submitted her requests to the US Patent and Trademark Office on 3 December."
Monday, December 14, 2015
Taylor Swift makes 'Swiftmas' trademark bid; BBC News, 12/11/15
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