Posted on July 25, 2018 at 7:46 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Faleena Hopkins, who yesterday surrendered her trademark registration for the word “cocky,” has posted a video statement on her decision.

She explains that she filed for the trademarks because her books are like family to her and her readers, but after coming under attack, she decided to relinquish them.

Hopkins had also sued Tara Crescent, Jennifer Watson, and Kevin Kneupper in connection with the trademark claim.

Crescent had refused to rename books whose titles included the word "cocky," while Watson helped market an anthology titled Cocktales that written specifically to raise funds to fight against obstruction of creative expression.

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Who does she think is dumb enough to believe her self-serving comments after the months of lies, cyber-bullying and threats she's dished out? It would have been better for her to keep her mouth shut because she STILL doesn't get it. And she STILL hasn't apologized for what she did and the people she hurt. Her narcissism is endless. Besides, considering she stole everything she has from other people, what "brand" is it that needs protection? Would seem to me that the entire writing community needs protection from her...from her theft, her disloyalty, and most of all, her lies and attacks.
Sasha Strachan | 8/12/18 at 4:12 PM
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