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Donald Trump’s ‘You’re fired’: denied

Before Donald Trump occupied the Oval Office as the leader of the free world, he was the leader of cable TV ratings with his show The Apprentice. His catchphrase for dismissing contestants – “You’re Fired!” – quickly gained notoriety and began to proliferate on merchandising and spoofs. Unsurprisingly, The Donald tried to trademark the phrase the prevent others from cashing in on his wit. But it didn’t work, despite it being one of the most famous taglines of its day, proving just how hard it is to trademark a slogan. However, a New Hampshire-based pottery company did succeed in trademarking their name as You’re Fired! LLC.

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