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21 Savage recently took to Twitter to express his frustration over individuals profiting from the use of the word “Yessirskiii”, a word he claims to have coined in his 2020 song Yessirskiii. According to 21 Savage, authorship of this word should entitle him to 50 percent of the profits from every song that uses the Yessirskiii hook.
Although 21 Savage may have coined the word Yessirskiii, and while he may very well have copyright in his “Yessirskiii” song, to enforce ownership rights over the word Yessirskiii and to claim infringement, he would need to pursue a trademark registration.
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