Entertainment Music Lizzo Granted Trademark for '100% THAT Bitch' in Reversal After Application Was Rejected After her application was rejected last year, Lizzo has been granted a federal trademark for "100% THAT Bitch," the popular lyric from her 2017 single "Truth Hurts" By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 2, 2023 06:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Lizzo. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Lizzo now has the legal documents to back up her DNA test results. According to a United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) filing obtained by PEOPLE, the Grammy Award winner, 34, has succeeded in registering "100% THAT Bitch" as a federal trademark for clothing, giving her exclusive rights to the "Truth Hurts" lyric for apparel. "Considering the entirety of the record, we find that most consumers would perceive 100% THAT Bitch used on the goods in the application as associated with Lizzo rather than as a commonplace expression," reads Thursday's decision. Lizzo Reveals She Was Depressed, Almost Quit Music After Dropping Breakout Hit 'Truth Hurts' The USPTO's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) reversed its decision after rejecting Lizzo's application last year. An examining attorney previously argued that the phrase is "a message of self-confidence and female empowerment," which fans "may associate" with Lizzo, but "does not entitle the applicant as a singer-songwriter to appropriate for itself exclusive use of the phrase." Leon Bennett/Getty Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. In response, the Special artist's attorneys presented multiple references to the phrase on social media, e-commerce and event sites, most of which also included "unauthorized references" to Lizzo by name. Lizzo Gets Cozy with New Wax Figure: 'Now I Know What a Twosome with Lizzo Is Like' "All of the evidence of record regarding third-party use of 100% THAT Bitch is from 2017 or later," the TTAB explained. "The Urban Dictionary entry for the term is dated June 12, 2019. Thus, the evidence is contemporaneous with or subsequent to the release of Lizzo's hit single 'Truth Hurts.' "There is no evidence of use of the term 100% THAT Bitch prior to 2017, so we have no indication that the proposed mark already was 'widely used, over a long period of time and by a large number of merchandisers' before Lizzo popularized it," they added. Lizzo wins three Grammys at the 2020 awards. Rachel Luna/FilmMagic Although Lizzo originally dropped "Truth Hurts" in 2017, she re-released the single with her third studio album Cuz I Love You (2019), giving it the steam it needed to earn her first Billboard No. 1 song and one of her first Grammy Awards for best pop solo performance. Lizzo told PEOPLE of the song's belated success: "The day I released 'Truth Hurts' was probably one of the darkest days I've had ever in my career. I remember thinking, 'If I quit music now, nobody would notice. This is my best song ever, and nobody cares.' RELATED VIDEO: Lizzo Says She's 'Minding My Fat, Black, Beautiful Business' After Kanye West's 'Demonic' Insult "I was like, 'F— it, I'm done,'" Lizzo said in 2019. "And a lot of people rallied; my producer, my publicist and my family, they were like, 'Just keep going because this is the darkest before the dawn' ... Who would have thunk?"