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In 2012, the top musicians cover the musical spectrum – from hip-hop to country to pop to classic rock. But they all have one thing in common: trademark registrations protecting their brands. 

The rankings are taken from the Forbes magazine list of the 25 highest paid musicians in 2012

Here are the top ten and some of the trademark registrations they own [Click brand names or images for USPTO records]: 

1. Dr. Dre 

BEATS BY DR. DRE

 DR. DRE

2. Roger Waters

PINK FLOYD

Trademark image

3. Elton John

ROCKET

surprisingly, Sir Elton does not appear to own more trademark registrations

4. u2

U2

U2 3D

5. Take That

While the British band has no US trademark registrations, they do have a UK registration for TAKE THAT.

6. Bon Jovi

JON BON JOVI

BON JOVI

 Trademark image

7. Britney Spears

BRITNEY SPEARS

BRITNEY

(tie). Paul McCartney

PAUL MCCARTNEY

 Trademark image

(tie). Taylor Swift

TAYLOR SWIFT

TAYLOR SWIFT FEARLESS

SPEAK NOW

Trademark image

10 (tie). Justin Bieber

BIEBER FEVER

 JUSTIN BIEBER

JUSTIN BIEBER’S GIRLFRIEND

10(tie). Toby Keith

TOBY KEITH

TOBY KEITH’S BARBQUE SAUCE

Mark Image

 

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