got Something Original?

I don’t know about you, but I have some clients that love to put trademarks, copyrights, and service marks on anything they can. It’s obnoxious. So I had to laugh when I saw this press release:

‘got House?®’ Launches New Real Estate Advertising Network Website

The “got House?®” Real Estate Network offers a new forum for advertising real estate for sale by agents, brokers, developers, investors and private property owners. Buyers can search for properties listed for sale Nationwide for free, without being required to enter personal information with a login.

I think it’s a little silly to trademark this phrase, right down to the lowercase ‘got’. I only wish Goodby could’ve gotten royalties on the thousands of people who’ve used “got ______?” in some form.

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About Dan Goldgeier

Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. Dan is also a columnist for TalentZoo.com and the author of View From The Cheap Seats and Killer Executions and Scrubbed Decks.