What is it about celebrities and their â€śbrandsâ€ť that seems to almost require a ridiculous trademark? Having talent, being beautiful, and socializing with the choicest of companions isnâ€™t enough anymore â€” these celebrities have sought to acquire a trademark that will distinguish them from among the rest of the A-listers.
Since we have the misfortune of having one of the most catchphrase-est Presidents of all time in the White House, we thought that this would be a great time to check out some other celebrities and their awful trademarks.
1. â€śMake America Great Againâ€ť
Letâ€™s just get this one out of the way. As much as itâ€™s painful to call our sitting President a â€ścelebrity,â€ť his well-known slogan â€śMake America Great Againâ€ť has been one of the most polarizing phrases of the year. He applied to trademark the phrase in 2012, shortly after second Obama victory, but the phrase wasnâ€™t actually officially awarded a trademark until 2015.
Although Trump has maintained for years that he came up with the phrase completely on his own â€” surprise, surprise â€” it turns out thatâ€™s not actually true. In 1980, Ronald Reagan and George H.W Bush used the very-similar phrase â€śLetâ€™s Make America Great Againâ€ť in their campaign for the White House. A vaguely racist phrase thatâ€™s actually stolen from greater men sounds exactly like the Trump brand.