Cardi B denied ‘Okurrr’ phrase trademark registration

2019-07-02 15:36
 
Cardi B (PHOTO: GETTY/GALLO IMAGES)

Cape Town - US rapper Cardi B’s “Okurrr” signature phrase might not be making her any more money after it was denied trademark registration by the government officials.

According to People, the rapper filed to trademark "Okurrr" for merchandising purposes on 11 March 2019. Cardi had plans to merchandise the phrase on cups, posters and even clothing lines featuring hoodies and pants.

Clearly Cardi B had big plans for the catch phrase, but the US government didn’t seem to think she should be allowed to after they denied Cardi trademark registration.

"U.S. Patent and Trademark officials explained that Cardi's slogan falls under the category of "widely-used commonplace expressions," and did not fit the bill to deserve a trademark.” The Blast reported.

The phrase has been widely used by a number of celebrities which also include the Kardashians. In a video clip from Facebook Watch, the Kardashian sisters are seen repeatedly using the phrase.

While the government has denied the registration of the catch phrase, this was not the first time that the 26-year old applied. She has previously filed a trademark but this time it was only with 2 R’s.

Here is an interview of Cardi B explaining the meaning behind the phrase to Jimmy Fallon.

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