Katy Perry’s initial attempt to register a “Left Shark” design with the US Trademark Office has been rejected.
The Left Shark – one of Perry’s backing dancers at her Superbowl appearance in February – became a viral hit after appearing to forget its dance moves.
The singer’s company applied to trademark the costume to stop people from making money from non-licensed designs.
But the request was denied by trademark examiner David Collier.
There was not enough evidence to suggest people identified Left Shark with a Perry performance, he said
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