Taylor Swift Trademarks “This Sick Beat” and Other Random Phrases From 1989


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Taylor Swift is now the rightful owner of the phrase “This Sick Beat,” and a host of other one-liners from her latest album 1989, Flavorwire reports. According to the article, she also owns the rights to “‘Cause We Never Go Out of Style,” “Could Show You Incredible Things,” “Nice to Meet You, Where You Been?” and “Party Like It’s 1989.”

According to the legal database Justia, the aforementioned phrases are now prohibited from appearing without licensing on a weirdly specific list of objects that includes removable tattoos, typewriters, walking sticks, sun-care products, holiday Christmas cards, Christmas ornaments, Christmas stockings (Jews, rejoice: Hanukah paraphernalia is still safe), “whips, harness and saddlery,” and yes, potholders.

I just want to know who sits around thinking about all the ways someone could use these phrases. Sun-care products? Walking sticks? Sounds like someone was pulling a lot out of their ass.

Check out more phrases trademarked by Taylor Swift and all the ways you can’t use them here.