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Smells Like a Trademark

By January 19, 2013

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Did you know that the smell of a product can also serve as a trademark? In 1991, a woman from California registered a scent for her sewing thread and embroidery yarn. The trademark is described as a "high impact, fresh, floral fragrance reminiscent of plumeria blossoms."

Every Listen to a Trademark?

pillsbury doughboyI've been playing on a website all morning and I just had to share. Did you know that some trademarks are embodied in sounds, scents, and other formats that cannot be represented by a drawing?

The chimes of NBC's peacock, Homer Simpson's "doh", and the Pillsbury Doughboy's giggle are all trademarked sounds.

Turn up the volume on your computer and visit the USPTO's sound library.

Comments
January 26, 2007 at 9:39 am
(1) ajanee Mcgraw says:

that’s Cool Dude

February 4, 2010 at 9:03 pm
(2) Martin Aguero Gallo says:

Your data is getting much more interesting.

Do keep informing us on marketing patents.

Thanxs……

January 25, 2013 at 6:06 pm
(3) Sara says:

Nice blog here! Also your web site loads up fast! What host are you using?
Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my site loaded up as quickly
as yours lol

January 26, 2013 at 9:48 pm
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The company about.com takes care of the technical end, I believe we host ourselves

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