Cocky Writer: Romance Author Faleena Hopkins Trademarks 'Cocky' and Tries to Shut Down Others Using the Word https://t.co/X3w4jPx7fO— pajiba (pronounced with a long i) (@pajiba) May 5, 2018
-Faleena Hopkins has trademarked the word 'cocky' for her book series instead of just trademarking her series.
-Multiple authors have used the word 'cocky' in their titles but this 'writer' is trying to shut everybody down.
-She's sending out Cease and Desist letters to any author who has the word in their title, demanding that they change their title or she will seek legal action.
-The romance community is NOT having any of this. They're retaliating and plan to fight this.
Romance Writers of America is asking authors who have been threatened with legal action by Faleena Hopkins for using the word "Cocky" in their book title, to contact Carol Ritter (firstname.lastname@example.org) as the RWA is now collecting info to talk to an IP lawyer. #cockygate— Allie McCormack ✨ (@AllieMcCormackK) May 5, 2018
It's sparked the tags #cockygate and #byefaleena on Twitter.