Cash 4 Anything

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We’ve collectively got cash on the brain. People want cash—and businesses want “cash” in the name of their companies. Preferably, the business name should start with the words “Cash for …” or, for those who favor numbers, “Cash 4 …”

From the Washington Post:

Cash, it seems, is king today, crowned by tight credit and economic pain. If “Cash for Clunkers” sent Americans racing to trade in their old cars with the help of a government rebate of up to $4,500, and Cash4Gold has them selling off their jewelry, “Cash for fill-in-the-blank” is, well, cashing in.

On Friday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office said it has 110 trademark requests on file for some variation of the phrase, including “Ca$h for Tra$h,” “Cash for Gas” and “Cash for Crude.”

FYI, you’re too late to nab Cash4Chaos. It’s already claimed—by a company that sells punk rock clothing and merchandise.