After spending the last month surprising fans with Christmas presents and paying off their student loans, Taylor Swift still had the time to apply to trademark "This Sick Beat" at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. It's only one of multiple 1989-related phrases she's in the process of trademarking. The others include, "Nice to Meet You. Where You Been?," "Party Like It's 1989," "Could Show You Incredible Things," and "Swiftstakes." We're guessing this is all in preparation for her forthcoming world tour, which kicks off in May over in Japan.
That means that everything from "clothing" to "decals" and even "removable tattoo stickets" can't use "This Sick Beat."
oh my god, taylor swift applied for a trademark for "THIS SICK BEAT" pic.twitter.com/ALEapzhL3Q— Becca Laurie, PI (@imbeccable) January 27, 2015
However, "dirty, dirty cheats of the world" and "haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate" are still up for grabs, people.