If true, my mistake.

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How can a common phrase be trademarked by a company??

This brings to mind a plagiarism lawsuit brought by one pop star against another (sorry; I can’t remember the names).  Plaintiff complained that defendant was guilty of stealing the phrase “Playas gonna play; haters gonna hate.”  Judge ruled that the phrase deserved no protection because it was devoid of uniqueness or artistic merit, and mockingly invented similar lyrics like “joggers gonna jog” and “drivers gonna drive” to hammer home the point.