Ryan Lochte Wants to Trademark ‘Jeah!': 15 Celebrities Who’ve Tried to Copyright Catchphrases (PHOTOS)
Following his impressive 5-medal run at this year’s London Olympics, the 28-year-old is attempting to trademark his personal catchphrase, “Jeah!” The American swimmer has already filed the copyright documents for the word — which he says means something “good” — to be used on a plethora of branded merchandised including workout DVDs, t-shirts and hats, his rep confirms to Celebuzz.
However, Lochte is not the only celeb to have tried to copyright his own catchphrase.
Fellow athletes such as Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens and former Giants defensive end Michael Strahan have all successfully trademarked their signature saying.
In fact, copyrighting catchphrases has even spread to Hollywood: Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe trademarked “I die” — which is commonly used on her reality show The Rachel Zoe Project — while The Apprentice‘s Donald Trump famously tried (but failed) to trademark his show’s closer, “You’re Fired.”
Who else is trying to copyright their own words? Launch the gallery — above — to find out.