Taylor Swift to protect 1989 phrases

Published: 29th January 2015

Taylor Swift to protect 1989 phrases

Taylor Swift has appealed to the law in a bid to stop companies cashing in on some of her lyrics.

The pop princess, seen here wearing smart tights at a performance in London, has moved to trademark several phrases from her album 1989.

Swift's legal trademark application will stop companies marketing her lyrics on goods including toiletries, guitar straps and typewriters.

"Party like it's 1989" and "nice to meet you, where you been?" are among the prohibited phrases from the chart-topping album, released last October.

Others include "this sick beat", "cause we never go out of style" and "could show you incredible things".

The album 1989, which has sold over four million sales in only three months, is named after the 25-year-old American star's birth year.

Swift was in the news again earlier in the week when she condemned people who had hacked into her Instagram and Twitter accounts.

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