The trilling catchphrase “is a slogan or term that does not function as a trademark or service mark to indicate the source of applicant’s goods and/or services”, and is not differentiated from other similar trademarks, the documents state.

Cardi’s company Washpoppin Inc. filed to trademark “Okurrr” on March 11, with the stated intention to use the phrase on merch like t-shirts, hoodies and posters.

The rapper defended herself after facing backlash for the application: “Every single time I go to a corporate meeting, these folks be like, ‘Oh my god, can we please hear you say ‘Okurrr’?’ … You think I ain’t gonna profit off this shit?! Bitch, white folks do it all the motherfucking time, so you gonna be mad at me cos I wanna get some motherfucking money?”