Taylor Swift will trademark everything you hold near and dear. Well, provided you hold ‘Swiftmas’ to your bosom in a near or dear fashion.
The mega-selling pop colossus is no slouch when it comes to marketing, branding and other rich people things that end in -ing. That includes trademarking things that have Swift ties, even the goofy ones. Tantalizing Trademarks has noticed that Taylor’s trademarked words and phrases empire is looking to grow courtesy of a December 3 collection of requests filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
What gems of Swiftdom does Taylor want trademarked?
“And I’ll Write Your Name”
“A Girl Named Girl”
Please keep this in mind if you’re hoping to open some sort of Swiftmas carnival or stage a Swiftmas school play.
Speaking of concerns over what belongs to who, a claim that Taylor lifted an artist’s work for social media purposes without providing the proper credit is getting a bit more attention. In 2014, Ally Burguieres had her design of a fox pop up on Taylor’s Instagram without acknowledgement and the artist called out the star’s sticky visual fingers in the comments. Now Ally’s story is gaining visibility again on Twitter.
We’ll leave it to you to decide if Taylor’s been naughty or nice this “Swiftmas” season.