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7th Apr '18 8:02:28 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* On {{Twitter}} it is not uncommon to see people add a "™" after a phrase for ironic reasons, such as proclaiming something frivolous and trivial as extremely important, for example when referring to ''The Discourse™'', or when being sarcastic, such as referring to something very bad as ''Extremely Good™''.
1st Apr '18 2:28:27 PM Papermage8
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Brainiac forces Lex Luthor to build him a new body. Once Brainiac is defeated, Superman wants the military to examine Brainiac, but Lex claims that the body belongs to him because every piece used in its construction is trademarked to LexCorp.
16th Mar '18 4:38:58 PM nombretomado
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* As a ShoutOut to ThisVeryWiki, [[http://www2.macleans.ca/category/blog-central/arts-culture-blog/tv-guidance/ TV critic Jaime Weinman]] always adds a ™ and usually capitalizes the word Trope™ whenever he uses it.

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* As a ShoutOut to ThisVeryWiki, Wiki/ThisVeryWiki, [[http://www2.macleans.ca/category/blog-central/arts-culture-blog/tv-guidance/ TV critic Jaime Weinman]] always adds a ™ and usually capitalizes the word Trope™ whenever he uses it.
15th Mar '18 2:04:03 PM AFP
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* ''Literature/OldMansWar'' brings us two of the many technological advances which make the Colonial Defense Union's SuperSoldier program so effective, a highly adaptive nanomachine replacement for blood called [[WeWillUseWikiWordsInTheFuture SmartBlood™]], and a combination computer and wireless communications device implanted in the brain known as a [=BrainPal™=]. The narration even pauses at one point to {{Lampshade}} the inappropriate levity of the branding used for a computer exclusively used by soldiers in combat.
15th Feb '18 4:02:01 AM scooter
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* ''Any'' reference to UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup on Creator/{{ESPN}} is written as "World Cup™". Even on the ticker or lower-thirds, regardless.

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* The name-licensing of major international sports events is usually ruthlessly enforced:
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''Any'' reference to UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup on Creator/{{ESPN}} is written as "World Cup™". Even on the ticker or lower-thirds, regardless.regardless.
** There was a lot of snark over the heavy-handed way the London Organising Commitee for the Olympic Games™ claimed trademark not just of the London Summer Olympics 2012™ but of Summer 2012™ and London 2012™, in any contexts.
** Anyone attempting to tie into UsefulNotes/SuperBowl Weekend (for example, offering pizza specials or sales on party drinks and snacks) without a license will feel the wrath of the NFL. They even tried unsuccessfully to trademark common evasions like "The Big Game", which in that case was already taken by the USC Berkeley/Stanford rivalry game, and "The Big Weekend". The NFL's litigiousness on this point has been parodied by the widespread use of phrases like "The Superb Owl"--which in turn let to ''The Atlantic'' magazine to actually run [[https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2017/02/superb-owl-sunday/515712/ a photo essay on "superb owls"]] on Super Bowl Sundays.



* There was a lot of snark over the heavy-handed way the London Organising Commitee for the Olympic Games™ claimed trademark not just of the London Summer Olympics 2012™ but of Summer 2012™ and London 2012™, in any contexts.
10th Feb '18 8:10:29 PM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' has "Time Machine Express™", a company that sells time machines.
22nd Jan '18 2:08:40 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''[[VideoGame/ImOK I'm O.K - A Murder Simulator]]'' had the final boss [[spoiler: a giant ([[SuperMarioBros Mario]])]] with a trademark symbol hanging in mid air next to him at all times.

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* ''[[VideoGame/ImOK I'm O.K - A Murder Simulator]]'' had the final boss [[spoiler: a giant ([[SuperMarioBros ([[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]])]] with a trademark symbol hanging in mid air next to him at all times.
18th Jan '18 2:27:49 AM aerojockey
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* In ''VideoGame/TheDittyOfCarmeana'', video game clichés such as Rescue the Princess™ and The Chosen One™ are trademarked, even in the dialogue captions.
14th Jan '18 12:23:08 PM AnotherGuy
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** The Nerd Crew podcast also does this, with the Star Wars™ Backpack Pack Nerd Box™.
14th Jan '18 12:19:36 AM wrpen99
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* Bucky Bailey's Bully Buckers™ in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Butterballs" is pronounced, verbatim, "Bully Buckers, trademark," [[InsistentTerminology every single time]].\

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* Bucky Bailey's Bully Buckers™ in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Butterballs" is pronounced, verbatim, "Bully Buckers, trademark," [[InsistentTerminology every single time]].\
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