Taylor Swift copyrights use of the phrase ‘This Sick Beat’

Lyric from 2014 single 'Shake It Off' among a number of lyrics singer has secured

Taylor Swift has trademarked use of the phrase “This sick beat” as well as a number of other lyrics from her album ‘1989’.

The move sees Swift now own the rights to lyrics from the 2014 album, with the phrases “Party Like It’s 1989”, “Cause We Never Go Out Of Style,” “Could Show You Incredible Things” and “Nice to Meet You, Where You Been?” registered with the US government.

As Rolling Stone reports, Swift will be able to use the phrases in her merchandising, including everywhere from guitar straps and removable tattoos to more unusual items like typewriters, walking sticks, non-medicated toiletries, Christmas stockings, “knitting implements,” pot holders, lanyards, aprons, whalebone and napkin holders.


News of the unusual trademarking comes after Swift addressed internet hackers who claimed to have nude pictures of her by telling them they “have nothing” and to “have fun photoshopping”.

The singer made the comments after it emerged that her Twitter and Instagram accounts had been hacked. A number of unusual messages were sent out from the pop star’s account, including two telling her 71 million followers to follow @lizzard and @veriuser (account now suspended), the hackers who claim to have ties with a group called the Lizard Squad.

Meanwhile, earlier this week, it was reported that Shake It Off’ was disqualified from Australian radio station Triple J’s Hottest 100 chart after an online campaign by fans of Swift backfired. The influence of the prominent hashtag #Tay4Hottest100 was thought to be too much of an influence by the station.

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