Thanksgiving, the USPTO, and UnIP

On November 21, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Brian A. Hall

Although this blog is dedicated to UnIntellectual Property, it is only made possible by the pursuit for, and enforcement efforts related to, intellectual property, including trademarks, trade secrets, patents, and copyrights.  An old United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) press release reminds us that many trademarks and patents are related to Thanksgiving.  In fact, did you know that TURDUCKEN was a registered trademark?

However, there are also examples of UnIntellectual Property related to Thanksgiving as well.  For example, POTATO STUFFING trademark in connection with”dry mix for preparing a side dish.”

So, even as you stuff your face and stomach this Thanksgiving, remember that examples of intellectual property, and UnIntellectual Property, are all around us.  Give thanks.  I know I will.


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