Trademark a catchphrase?

A catchphrase, a.k.a. tag line in marketing parlance, can be registered as a federal trademark if customers recognize the phrase as the source of a product or brand.

Below are three catchphrases associated with particular celebrities. Two of these phrases have been successfully trademarked. Try to guess which one failed to make the cut.

Paris Hilton
"That's hot"
"You're fired!"
"You're fired!"
"Two thumbs up."
"Two thumbs up."

I’ll post the answer this Wednesday, along with a discussion about trademarking catch phrases in general.

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