Weird things celebs have tried to trademark

Taylor Swift is trademarking her cat... again

Stars Insider

06/25/19 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Catchphrases

One of the main ways to become and stay a celebrity is to ensure that you are remembered. You can do that in a myriad of ways, be it through sheer talent, massive scandals, or getting with another celebrity, but an increasingly popular way is through trademarking. 

There are certain words and phrases that you can’t help but associate with specific stars. If you say "That's hot," who else could you be thinking of but Paris Hilton? What about "Let's get ready to rumble"? 

Many times, there are phrases that have entered our common dialogue that we don’t even know belong to celebrities, but their influence continues to reach the masses, particularly because many of them have taken legal action to trademark those catchphrases. 

You might think it’s ridiculous to try and legally register a set of words or a name as your own, but part of being a celebrity is having an immense ego, after all. 

Taylor Swift is the latest of these stars, as the 29-year-old singer is trademarking the name Benjamin Button, TMZ reports. But wait, isn’t that the name of a famous film? Yes, but what does that matter to one of the most famous pop stars in the world? More importantly to her, it’s the name of her newest cat. 

Swift has already trademarked her other two cats, Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson, but new court documents show that she has applied for the trademark “Meredith, Olivia and Benjamin Swift.” 

Take a look through this gallery to find out the clever reason she did it, and see which other celebrity trademarks work, and which ones are just plain weird.

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