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Taylor Swift Wants To Trademark 'Swiftmas'

Like anyone was using it anyway.

Taylor Swift is taking care of business. 

The pop star wants to trademark five phrases associated with her album "1989" to prevent others from cashing in on her success by merchandising clothes, printed materials, retail websites and concerts featuring her lyrics and famous phrases. 

Swift filed trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Dec. 3 for "Blank Space," "And I'll Write Your Name," "A Girl Named Girl," "1989" and "Swiftmas," according to USA Today

We understand wanting to trademark song lyrics and titles, but "Swiftmas?" Seriously? We're surprised "Squad" didn't make the list, considering how often she flaunted her ever-expanding group of girlfriends over the past year. 

This isn't the first time the 26-year-old has taken action to protect her brand. In January, she trademarked a slew of Swifty soundbites like "Party Like It's 1989," "This Sick Beat," "Cause We Never Go Out Of Style" and "Nice to Meet You. Where You Been?"

Our reaction to this can best be summed up by the photo Swift shared on her Instagram Sunday to celebrate her 26th birthday. 

Today I begin my 26th year of freaking out over stuff.

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

But if you, too, were born in 1989, don't freak out yet. The trademark application for that year only applies to the numbers in this “stylized form,” according to BuzzFeed. 
 

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