Beyond Cocky

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A Creative State of Mind

I really hate to have to blog about #cockygate again. I really do. (You can read my previous post here.) Some of you might wonder why I’m continuing to harp on this topic. Others might think I’m giving Faleena Hopkins exactly what she wants – more publicity. The reason why I’ve decided to blog about this (again!) is because #cockygate is far from over. While Hopkins’ trademark of the single word “cocky” affects just a small group of romance authors, this has set a dangerous precedent. Over the past several days, numerous attempts have been made by other authors to trademark other commonly-used words.

There has been a lot going on, so I’m going to give you a general run down, rather than drone on and on in a long-winded, emotional post.

  • On September 12, 2017 Faleena Hopkins (under her company Hop Hop Productions) applies for three trademarks. The…

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8 thoughts on “Beyond Cocky

  1. Being a Brit thankfully I’ve never heard of this woman and her books – sounds as though she’s suffering from cockitus a very painful condition.

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  2. This is just ridiculous! How can they ever have approved the trademark in the first place? She didn’t make up the word! I hope her trademark gets removed and sets a precedent that such a thing can’t be done.

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