While Summer ended on Monday, it was not a quiet ending for Meg the Stallion. In a year where Cardi B and LeBron both lost battles at trademarking “Okurrrr” and "Taco Tuesday" respectively, Meg did not miss. Right before the end of the season, the rapper received a trademark for her phrase and song title, "Hot Girl Summer".
After we reviewed the database from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, we saw that Theory Entertainment LLC, the legal name for Meg’s label, 300 Entertainment, has a live trademark for "Hot Girl Summer."
As Meg was on tour with Meek Mill and Future for the Legendary Nights Tour in Virginia, the rapper held and interview with local radio station, 103 JAMZ and announced she received the trademark. She said, “It’s trademarked. We did it."
When she first created the phrase, she didn't think it would get as popular as it did; especially outside of her fan base. And she definitely did not think to claim any ownership over it. When she saw big companies using her words, she knew something had to be done about it.
"I really didn’t even know that it was gonna catch on how it did. It was just me talking sh*t, telling everybody I was gonna be me for the summer, and they should be them too, like as free as they can be. When I saw Wendy’s and Forever 21 saying, ‘Hey, are you having a Hot Girl Summer?’ I was like, ‘Hell no, Forever 21, you’re going to have to pay me.’ But I just wanted to get it trademarked because it’s me. It’s my thing", said the rising hip-hop star.
On top of "Hot Girl Summer", Meg also has trademarks on "Hot Nerd Sh*t" and "Hot Girl Semester", which makes sense because she is also in school at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas.