Did We Win?

Is #cockygate over? Has the battle been won?

If you’re a little late to the party (which I certainly was), an author, who shall remain nameless on our blog, decided to trademark the word ‘cocky’ for their own use in their series. Other authors who used this word in their titles were being targeted, flagged, and forced to change their own works for the sake of legal matters. Lives were flipped upside down and literature was nearly changed forever.

As of recently, a judge denied this author’s motion to practically stop all further publication of upcoming works containing the word in their title. You read that right: denied.

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What I imagined happened during the hearing…

The judge even went on to say that “‘cocky’ is a common word and a weak trademark.” Savage.

Anyway, the word may not be entirely free from its chains but it will live on to see virtual bookshelves!

4 thoughts on “Did We Win?

  1. Why Yet June 5, 2018 / 7:10 am

    #cockygate has been postponed for another day in court according to twitter over the weekend.

    • Hershman Rights June 5, 2018 / 8:22 am

      I need to turn on my notifications to keep up, haha. Thanks for this!

  2. Lorraine Ambers June 5, 2018 / 8:04 am

    I wondered what all the jokes on fb about cocky was about.
    What a ridiculous event. 😂

    • Hershman Rights June 5, 2018 / 8:24 am

      You should definitely read some of the articles covering the events as they unfold…they are QUITE entertaining.

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