RTAG 1 TTUS Patent and Trademark Office rules that phrase originated in drag community, and is now commonplace
IMG 1 TTRTAG 2 TTRapper Cardi B’s application to trademark her catchphrase “okurrr” has been turned down by the US Patent and Trademark Office, which said the term was already widely used.
RTAG 3 TTCardi had hoped to use the distinctive trilling exclaiming on a range of merchandise. The bureau stated, however, that it was a” commonplace term … used in the drag community and by celebrities as an alternate way of saying’ OK’ or’ something that is said to affirm when someone is being put in their region .”
RTAG 4 TTCardi herself had described the word as being like saying OK,” but OK is played out “. Other celebrities who are fond of using the word include Khloe Kardashian and RuPaul. Both lessons were cited by the Patent and Trademark Office.
RTAG 5 TTThe rapper has had huge success since her breakthrough in 2017, deserving a US No 1 and a Grammy for her album Invasion of Privacy. She has returned to the US maps the coming week with her Lil Nas X collaboration Rodeo, and is set to headline the Wireless festival in London this Friday.
RTAG 6 TTBut she is also facing a possible jail word after she was accused of assault after a brawl in a New York strip club in 2018. She has pleaded not guilty, and faces a trial in September. If convicted, she could be sentenced to up to four years in jail.
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