Young Money rapper Drake may need to simmer down his issues with retailers using the acronym “Y.O.L.O.” as new reports claim a restaurant owner trademarked it three years ago. According to reports, restaurant owner Tim Petrillo trademarked “Y.O.L.O.” back in January 2010.
Clean Plate Charlie spoke to restauranteur Tim Petrillo, co-owner of YOLO in Fort Lauderdale to get his take on Drake’s lawsuit threats. Petrillo’s response, “I think Drake saying that is such a joke.” Why so funny? Because Petrillo actually holds the YOLO trademark. So here it is: the actual copyright. And it doesn’t belong to Drake. Apparently, the rapper doesn’t know much about law. (Broward Palm Beach)
In late December, reports surfaced claiming “Y.O.L.O.’s” usage actually dates back to the 1700′s.