Published Dec 11, 2015Earlier this year, pop dominator Taylor Swift successfully trademarked some key phrases associated with her album 1989, like as "This sick beat" and "Party like it's 1989." Now, the singer is looking to up the ante, as she has applied for five more trademarks.
Her TAS Rights Management company is looking to trademark the following five phrases: "Swiftmas," "Blank Space," "And I'll Write Your Name," "A Girl Named Girl" and "1989."
Yes, that's right: Swift is attempting to copyright the year 1989. It's worth pointing out though, that she is only looking to copyright 1989 when the numbers are displayed in "stylized form" [via the Independent], presumably meaning the Sharpie-style scrawl from the album cover. In other words, if you happen to have been born in 1989, Swift isn't going to sue you over your birth certificate.
Interestingly, A Girl Named Girl is the title of an unpublished novel that Swift wrote as a teenager. "And I'll write your name" comes from a lyric from the song "Blank Space."
These patent applications were filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on December 3. If they get approved, no one will be able to use these phrases in artistic works or on merch items.
In other words, if you want to send out holiday cards that say "Merry Swiftmas 1989," you'd better act fast.