We all know that HR is never dull, but sometimes it can get downright strange...
You're fired! (insert registered trademark here)
Mogul-turned-reality-TV-star Donald Trump wants to trademark a phrase you might
use from time to time: "You're fired!"
Trump uses it to dismiss underlings on the hit TV show "The Apprentice,"
and now he has filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
to trademark it.
Trump said he intends to emblazon "You're Fired" on games and casino
services, and "You're Fired! Donald J. Trump" on clothing.
But as the Reuters News Service notes, you probably won't have to alter your
vocabulary if the application wins approval. A U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
official said the trademark would only protect the specific uses Trump cited
in the application.
Reuters, via the Houston Chronicle