Friday, May 04, 2018

The Definition of "Cocky"

Faleena Hopkins is a big fan of the word "cocky".  Its a catchy word and looks great on her covers.  But she seems to be under the impression that you can trademark a word that is in the dictionary, and stop other people from using it.

The goss is that she is sending trademark infringement notices to any other romance author with "cocky" in the title. I doubt she could win that one in court or would gain anything by trying; so I hope these intimidation tactic do not work.

Erotic romancelandia! Do not cede your right to cockiness of any kind!.

1 comment:

T. A. Swendal said...

I find this absurd! So if she wins, no author will ever be able to use Cocky in their titles? I too doubt that she would win. What gives her the right to stop others from using a word? It is not like she invented it. If she did, then it might be a different story. But that word has been around for a very long time.