US PTO has issued a trademark for "cocky" to author who...

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...is now using it to force other authors to rename their books.

Most authors who have had their books' titles challenged have complied with this demand since they don't have the money to file a legal challenge.

The Romance Writers of America is planning to challenge the trademark and has asked any authors who have gotten such demands for title changes to contact them. The organization has already contacted Amazon which said that it would not remove any titles containing "cocky" until legally resolved and has restored any that had been previously removed.
maurvir Steamed meat popsicle
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Wait, what is Chuck Tingle's position on this cocky debate?
ukimalefu dysfunctional
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"Great, kid! Don't get cocky"
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i'm filing a trademark for titles that include "the"
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maurvir posted:
Wait, what is Chuck Tingle's position on this cocky debate?
He probably thinks they should all pound this uncouth individual in the butt.

Oh, and here's his reddit AmA today.
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TOS posted:
i'm filing a trademark for titles that include "the"

You already owe me for using "that"™ in your sentence.
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I already trademarked the word trademark, so basically everything is mine all mine bwaaaahahahaha
sturner Ancient Soldier
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Too late. Pres. Trump has all the best words.
user Stupid cockwomble
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I really hope he managed to slip a dick joke in the ruling.
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user posted:
I really hope he managed to slip a dick joke in the ruling.


I guess in this day and age, judges stooping to silly ejaculation is the norm, but I would still like to think they would keep such thoughts tightly wrapped.
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i see what you did there
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