Another Olympian Lines Up At The Trademark Office: Ryan Lochte Files Trademark App For 'Jeah'

from the i-don't-want-to-live-in-this-IP-regime-anymore dept

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has decided that a word like "Jeah" is better off attached to "swim goggles, sunglasses, workout videos, gift cards, jewelry, mugs, etc." rather than being allowed to peacefully live out its brief existence as something that will never, ever make us forget the actual comic genius that was Sean Penn's portrayal of Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Here's video almost explaining what "Jeah" means.
 

je•ah (Adjective)

1. Everything or almost everything
2. Happy
3. (To have a) good swim
4. Good
5. Good

[Possibly quite definitely derived from exclamation ("Chea!") popularized by recording artist Jay Wayne Jenkins ("Young Jeezy").] 

LinsanityFear the Brow. Clown question, bro. Fierce five. Jeah. All coming soon to an article of clothing hopefully nowhere near you.

Here's the trademark application in all its four-letter glory.



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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 21st, 2012 @ 12:46am

    Trademarks should be constrained ASAP for things that people are actually using.

    Not for all possible uses of something, and the people asking for it should have to prove that they are deriving income from it, otherwise they should vacate that trademark and let others make better use of it.

     

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    That One Guy (profile), Aug 21st, 2012 @ 1:17am

    You know, I have to wonder if the reason some of these wackjobs are trying to trademark things so insane is simply to either stay in the spotlight, or get a little time there.

    If they either never learned the difference, or simply don't care about the difference between people pointing and laughing, and people pointing and cheering, they could be pulling stunts like this just to get some attention, sad as that would be.

     

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    Ron (profile), Aug 21st, 2012 @ 1:22am

    Well

    That word and his defense of it is one of the stupidest things I've heard.

     

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    Reid Fleming, Aug 21st, 2012 @ 3:38am

    That boy is dumber than a sack of hammers.

     

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    Donglebert the Magnificent, Aug 21st, 2012 @ 3:45am

    Courtesy of Urban Dictionary....



    JEAH!!!

    The word "JEAH!!!" is an interjection that can often be used in the place of "Yes" by individuals who prefer to answer simple questions with extremely loud and inappropriate responses.

    "JEAH!!!" can also be used in agreement of something that is not a "yes or no" question, similar to saying "that's awesome." Often this interjection can be used at random intervals when no questions are even asked or in the middle of an awkward silence.

    For added emphasis, more consonants may be added to the beginning of the word. The longer the "build-up" to the "climax," the greater the effect.
    Thus,
    "JEAH!!!"
    becomes
    "FVJEAH!!!!!"
    or even
    "CHVSHBVWDTRVDSFKVVJEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    It is important to not confuse "JEAH!!!" with its cousin "MYAH!" which has similar useages, but is of different origins.

    Although the true history of the word "JEAH!!!" is shrowded in mystery, it appears to be either a degradation of the word "Cheah," which is believed to mean "Cheers," or it is simply a rebellious form of the word "Yeah," coming from "Yes." Scholars are still in debate to this day on the matter.

    Question: Would you like a glass of warm milk before bed?
    Normal Response: Yes, thank you.
    Highly Inappropriate Response: JEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!




    dated Dec 29, 2006

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 21st, 2012 @ 3:57am

    And I thought it was an alteration of bleah, made popular by Peanuts (TM).

     

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    Beech, Aug 21st, 2012 @ 4:07am

    I'm surprised they got reporters to show up to their press conference and pretend to give a damn. Someone should explain to them that the average American is unaware that there is anyone on the US swim team besides Phelps.

     

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    Ninja (profile), Aug 21st, 2012 @ 4:10am

    Maybe it's some sort of new sport? The ones who files the worst trademark application gets gold?

     

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    abc gum, Aug 21st, 2012 @ 4:36am

    What "trade" is being marked here?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 21st, 2012 @ 4:52am

    Jeah or Chia

    Maybe he got the words confused after taking on the appearance of a popular Christmas gift.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 21st, 2012 @ 4:54am

    "Oh man, I say this almost-word all the time! I'd better make sure I can sue other people who use it!"

     

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    gorehound (profile), Aug 21st, 2012 @ 5:26am

    I want to trademark FUCK

     

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    artp (profile), Aug 21st, 2012 @ 6:53am

    Trademarks for athletes

    Remember when athletes in the Olympics had to be amateurs?

    They seem to have franchised now. Fits in with the actions of the IOC, doesn't it? Trickledown IP, anyone?

     

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    Todd, Aug 21st, 2012 @ 8:07am

    Stupid. Rappers have been saying this forever.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 21st, 2012 @ 8:13am

    Why does he not just trademark "Jerk" while he's at it?

     

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    weneedhelp (profile), Aug 21st, 2012 @ 8:32am

    Jeah Bouy.

    Like like like like. What a moron.

     

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    Ryan, Aug 21st, 2012 @ 10:18am

    Etymology

    Really? *sigh* It's a slangy, mis-overheard backformation of "cheers". Aussie/Kiwi swimmers Pronounce "cheers" as "cheeah" or "chur", respectively.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 21st, 2012 @ 5:14pm

    I didn't watch the Olympics. I watched the Jessie J./Brian May and Spice Girls performances. That was it.

     

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