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Drake wants royalties for the use of the term YOLO

Rapper Drake (age 26) made the term YOLO "You Only Live Once" popular all over the nation when he dropped it in a song in 2011 called, “The Motto.” Drake took it to Instagram where he called out a few retail stores using the YOLO term like, "Walgreens....you gotta either chill or cut the cheque." He also posted a picture of T-shirts at a department store hanging on the rack that had the words YOLO on them. He said, "Macy's same goes for you." The word YOLO was one of the finalists for the Oxford dictionaries 2012 word of the year. But Drake has a long way to go if he wants to get any royalties or even take legal action for the word YOLO. Gawker.com reports said, "there are over 100 YOLO trademark applications either live or dead in the United States for everything from cologne to dog collars." Wonder if Drake is really entitled to royalties for the word YOLO?

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