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Can you patent a phrase for a t-shirt so that no one else could

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Can you patent a phrase for a t-shirt so that no one else could use that phrase on a t-shirt? Ex. "It's always something"
Thank you for the post, yes you can copyright the phrase and trademark the tee shirt utilization of that phrase.

Contact the US Office of Copyrights (USOC) and file a copyright application (approximately cost is $35 per item when filed electronically). Also, contact the US Office of Patents and Trademarks (USOPT) and file for ownership to the images and slogans on your line of T-shirts. The filing fee for a USOPT trademark is $325 per item.
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