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Taylor Swift files to trademark 1989 phrases

Taylor Swift has filed to trademark a number of lyrics from her hit 1989 album, including phrases from the tracks Shake It Off and Blank Space.

The Grammy winner's latest effort was the best-selling album of 2014, and now she has taken action to prevent eager money-makers from profiting from her songs.


According to legal database Justia, Swift trademarked a number of phrases with the U.S. government to prohibit use of the lyrics on everything from paper products, printed products, printed publications, stickers and guitar straps.


Even more obscure, the filings cover items such as removable tattoos, knitting implements, aprons and napkin holders.


Some of the phrases the singer has trademarked include "This Sick Beat" from Shake It Off, "Could Show You Incredible Things" and "Nice To Meet You, Where You Been?" from Blank Space, as well as "Cause We Never Go Out Of Style" from her new single, Style.