VIDEO: Taylor Swift Lawyers Bully Guitar Teacher

Taylor Swift’s Old Guitar Teacher Says Her Lawyers Are ‘Bullying’ Him!

Swift's Lawyers say Ronnie Cremer's website,, is a trademark violation, and must be taken off line immediately! 

The guitar teacher who claims to have taught Taylor Swift to play guitar told the NY Daily News that the singer’s legal team is demanding he shut down the website he created,, as it violates her trademark.

Ronnie Cremer says that his site’s domain name — which currently directly leads to the NYDN article that broke the teacher’s story — was acquired from Go Daddy fair and square. “I almost feel like they were trying to bully me a little bit,” he said.

Cremer says that he received an email Feb. 6 from TAS Rights Management, LCC asking him to relinquish the site’s name in three days because it “incorporates the famous Taylor Swift trademark in its entirety and suggests TAS’s sponsorship or endorsement of your website. The Domain Name and your use of the Domain Name are also highly likely to dilute, and to tarnish, the famous Taylor Swift trademark.” 

Although Swift’s team did not immediately respond to TIME’s request for comment, this would not be entirely out of character for the savvy businesswoman and musician. Swift pulled her music from Spotify in November after claiming the platform didn’t appropriately compensate artists. In January, Swift applied to trademark lyrics from her 1989 album including “This sick beat” and “Nice to meet you. Where you been?”


  1. Wow, I can't believe how petty these corporate fucks are getting. If they could sue us for it, I'm sure they'd charge us everytime we said her name. "Taylor Swift" ...$5.00 !!

  2. This is just ridiculous. How can somebody saying they Taught Taylor Swift tarnish her name and brand. Living in the UK we do tend be more sensible and realistic about these type of things. However we have in the past had one or two USA companies and legal practices flex their muscles in this way with little success, and I have not heard much of that recently so I assume they realised they wouldn't get far. The EU has also come down heavily on some USA based companies for some of their practices, and what is seen as bullying tactics.

    1. Totally agree. It's all about "we dominate you, do not speak our name, we own the right be be superior." This kind of crap is one of the reasons I can't stand America, and it's domination tactics, (especially in military). they think they rule the world. And, all of the EU, Brazil, China, russia, Australia and even Canada are becoming TOTALLY sick of all of the American Domination garbage. America USED to be a great place, but since the corruption of Reagan, then the sick evil period of the Clintons and the Bush's that country has sunk to the lowest of the low's. Now, with Obama wrecking EVERYTHING there, the country is pretty much 100% finished. I just hope Obama doesn't start WW3.