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World Companies compete to trademark 'OK Boomer'

03:58  20 november  2019
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Peak 'OK Boomer' Reached As Naruto Voice Actor Says It On Camera

  Peak 'OK Boomer' Reached As Naruto Voice Actor Says It On Camera Only a couple of weeks into the meme, we’ve already reached peak “OK boomer.” How do I know that? Someone got Naruto’s voice actor to say it at a convention this weekend, and frankly, I don’t think I ever need to hear it again. In a Reddit post, an attendee of Minneapolis convention Galaxy Con asked actor Maile Flanagan, who voices the anime hero Naruto, to say the line. Here is is in case you’d like to sample it in your EDM track or—just a suggestion—loop it 200 times to make it your ringtone: (Posted on Reddit by user That-One-Ho1, and ripped to Twitter.) Here’s Naruto saying “OK Boomer” pic.twitter.

First came the “ OK Boomer ” memes on social media. Then came the T-shirts At least five current trademark applications are pending for the phrase, according to the federal office’s online database. A spokeswoman for Fox Media, Alex Gillespie, said on Tuesday that the company had no comment

Fox is attempting to trademark the famous Gen-Z retort ' OK Boomer ' for use as the title of a television show. That might not go over well.

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Chlöe Swarbrick may not have invented the term 'OK Boomer', but she sure did help thrust it into the limelight.

The Green MP made headlines earlier this month when she used the meme in Parliament.

Her quickfire retort came after a National MP - believed to be Todd Muller - disputed her claim that the average age in Parliament is 49.

The exchange, caught on Parliament TV, reverberated around the internet and the world, sparking a flurry of articles everywhere from The Washington Post to MTV.

Apple Tried To Catch Red On Vague Patents -- And Lost

  Apple Tried To Catch Red On Vague Patents -- And Lost Red Digital Cinema appears to be the winner in a months-long patent spat with Apple over its RAW video codec. Apple claimed in its challenge that Red shouldn’t have been able to patent its RedCode Raw codec in the first place. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ultimately didn’t agree. To rewind a bit, the Apple–Red dispute dealt with capturing RAW video. Specifically, Apple contended that Red’s patent was overly vague when it should have been super detailed because it was cribbed from two other existing patents. One dealt with how to capture lossless RAW video at 2K and 4K resolutions; the other had to do with video compression.

Image. Shannon O’Connor’s OK BOOMER hoodie.Credit via Shannon O’Connor. In a viral audio clip on TikTok, a white-haired man in a baseball cap and polo shirt declares, “The millennials and Generation Z have the Peter Pan syndrome, they don’t ever want to grow up.”.

Fox Media LLC filed a trademark application for " OK , boomer " in the newest reported attempt to cash in on the wildly popular phrase. According to the filing, Fox has identified the phrase for use in "Entertainment services, namely, an on-going television series featuring reality competition , comedy

a person wearing a suit and tie: Chlöe Swarbrick used the phrase in Parliament. © Image - Facebook; Video - Parliament TV Chlöe Swarbrick used the phrase in Parliament.

Now, a media company is hoping to cash in on the popular meme.

On November 11, Fox Media filed a trademark application to use the phrase as a title of a TV show, The New York Times reports.

And it's not the only company hoping the meme will translate into commercial gain. Five other trademark applications from different companies are also pending, according to the Times.

The phrase first emerged in 2019 and has quickly become a rallying cry for the younger generation who are fed up with older people, or the Baby Boomer Generation (those born between 1946 and 1964).

When asked what the phrase meant to her, Swarbrick said it was a "simple summarisation of collective exhaustion".

US anti-doping boss wants blanket Russia ban at Olympics .
United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) chief Travis Tygart on Tuesday called for a blanket ban on Russian athletes at next year's Tokyo Olympics. In a strongly worded statement, Tygart said proposed World Anti-Doping Agency sanctions which included allowing Russian athletes to compete under an Olympic banner were "inadequate." "WADA must get tougher and impose the full restriction on Russian athlete participation in the Olympics that the rules allow," Tygart said.

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